HDGC-HRD Symposium: Socio-ecological Justice in Hazards Adaptation: Planning & Urban Resilience

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: HDGC & HRD Symposium: Socio-ecological Justice in Hazards Adaptation
Sponsor Groups: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/9/2021
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:20 PM (PST)
Room: Virtual 6
Organizers: Samuel Rufat, Nicole Hutton, Alana Rader, An-Min Wu
Chairs: Ronald Schumann


The confluence of disasters in 2020 underscores not only the urgency of human adaptation amid worsening hazards but also the necessity of integrating social and environmental justice into these plans. The impacts of human-induced climate change are becoming ever more noticeable, contributing to rising seas, sluggish tropical cyclones, more intense wildfires, and novel diseases. Human and ecological communities are at greater risk of harm. Consistent investments in unsustainable practices of economic development, urban growth, land use, natural resource use, and energy production are endangering entire ecosystems and magnifying inequalities in human systems. What is worse, in many cases, a combination of human action and inaction has exacerbated feedback loops between human and ecological systems that now perpetuate physical and social vulnerability.

Geographic research on equitable socio-ecological adaptation is increasingly valuable in the face of more frequent and intense hazards. Whether at an individual, community, or institutional scale, human responses to global environmental change that prioritize justice and sustainability can foster innovation, creativity, and increased resilience to extreme events.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Eunbi Park*, Department of Environmental Planning, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University, Technicity and Its Implications in Urban Risk Management 15 3:05 PM
Presenter Vanessa Lueck*, Arizona State University, Competitive resilience & urban adaptation finance: whose risk do we value in climate adaptation? 15 3:20 PM
Presenter Emma French*, University of California, Just climate planning: A review of literature connecting climate justice and planning 15 3:35 PM
Presenter Dayne Walling*, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Richard Sadler, Michigan State University, Indexing Urban Prosperity Risk & Evaluating Multi-scalar Economic Development: Spatial Patterns of Economic Growth and Social Equity in Eastern U.S. Mid-sized Metropolitan Areas 15 3:50 PM
Presenter Sina Razzaghi Asl*, Temple University, Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Linking Urban Marginality and Socio-Ecological Systems: Insights from A Narrative Literature Review 15 4:05 PM

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