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The Application of Resilience Assessment: Resilience of What, to What, with What? A Case Study Based of Caledon, Ontario, Canada

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dc.contributor.author Liu, Wai Ting
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-20T15:22:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-20T15:22:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9648
dc.description.abstract "Resilience assessment can be used to determine major issues, stakeholders, vulnerabilities, and opportunities of a social–ecological system to enhance resilience. A resilience assessment was conducted on the Town of Caledon, Ontario between 2010 and 2011 using the Resilience Assessment Workbook for Practitioners (version 1). The assessment explores the following three questions: Resilience of what? Resilience to what? Resilience with what? The answer to the first question describes the history, main issues, and stakeholders of the focal system. The answers to the remaining two questions describe potential resilience threats and assets, respectively. The assessment results include (1) identified resilience threats and assets of Caledon as a social–ecological system in the context of urban growth; (2) a cross-scalar study of Caledon in its ecological, social, and economic domains; (3) interviews with 26 community members on the topics of urban growth and resilience; and (4) recommendations for Caledon to enhance its resilience in face of urban growth pressures. The results reveal the significance of continual learning, engaged citizenship, and cross-scalar collaboration between governmental bodies. The assessment results also highlight some particular features that would enhance the resilience of Caledon, such as nurturing the health of agroecosystems, developing trade-off rules for conflict resolution, and treating low-impact urban development as an opportunity. This research provides a case study of resilience assessment of a community that undergoes a rural–urban divide. Emerging themes of resilience are identified. Research limitations and suggestions are presented at the end of this paper." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.subject urban affairs en_US
dc.title The Application of Resilience Assessment: Resilience of What, to What, with What? A Case Study Based of Caledon, Ontario, Canada en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country Canada en_US
dc.subject.sector Urban Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 19 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth December en_US

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