Prospects for Resilience establishes a framework for understanding resilience practice in urban watersheds. Using Jamaica BayÃ¢ÂÂthe largest contiguous natural area in New York, home to millions of New Yorkers, and a hub of global air travel with John F. Kennedy International AirportÃ¢ÂÂthe authors demonstrate how various components of social-ecological systems interact, ranging from climatic factors to plant populations to human demographics. They also highlight essential tools for creating resilient watersheds, including monitoring and identifying system indicators; computer modeling; green infrastructure; and decision science methods. Finally, they look at the role and importance of a Ã¢ÂÂboundary organizationÃ¢ÂÂ like the new Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay in coordinating and facilitating resilience work, and consider significant research questions and prospects for the future of urban watersheds.
Prospects for ResilienceÃÂ sets forth an essential foundation of information and advice for researchers, urban planners, students and others who need to create more resilient cities that work with, not against, nature.
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