Publication
Title
Managing urban flood resilience as a multilevel governance challenge: an analysis of required multilevel coordination mechanisms
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Abstract
In both academic literature and flood risk management practices, it is argued that governance initiatives are needed to enhance the flood resilience of urban agglomerations. Multiple levels of governance will be involved in this activity. However, thus far, the literature has hardly addressed what mechanisms are required to coordinate the different levels of managing urban flood resilience, and what factors account for these mechanisms. Our aim is to address this knowledge gap. Here, we examine six in-depth case studies undertaken in urban agglomerations in different European countries: Dordrecht, the Netherlands; Hull, UK; Geraardsbergen, Belgium; Karlstad, Sweden; Wroclaw, Poland; and Nice, France. The case studies reveal the ways in which multiple levels of governance are involved in managing urban flood resilience. Coordination among governance levels is achieved by proactive policy entrepreneurs, the use of bridging concepts, clear rules, and the provision of resources. These mechanisms seem to be universally applicable, but their characteristics appear to be highly dependent on more general institutional, economic, geographical, and cultural contextual factors.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Ecology and society : a journal of integrative science for resilience and sustainability. - Ottawa, Ont., 2004, currens
Publication
Ottawa, Ont. : 2018
ISSN
1708-3087
Volume/pages
23:1(2018), p. 1-19
Article Reference
31
ISI
000432464800038
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Project info
Strengthening and redesigning European flood risk practices. Towards appropriate and resilient flood risk govenance arrangements (STAR-FLOOD).
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 10.07.2018
Last edited 15.07.2021
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