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Prospects for resilience : insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay / [edited by] Eric W. Sanderson, William D. Solecki, John R. Waldman, and Adam S. Parris.

Contributor(s): Sanderson, Eric W [editor.] | Solecki, William [editor.] | Waldman, John R [editor.] | Parris, Adam S [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCopyright date: Washington, DC : Island Press, 2016Description: xiv, 286 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781610917339 (pbk.); 1610917332 (pbk.); 9781610917322 (hbk.); 1610917324 (hbk.).Subject(s): Sustainable development -- United States -- Case studies | Renewable energy sources -- United States -- Case studies | Human ecology -- United States -- Case studies | Suburban life -- United States | Jamaica Bay (N.Y.) | New York Region | Atlantic Ocean -- Jamaica Bay | United States -- New York RegionGenre/Form: Case studies.DDC classification: 338.97307 PRO
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. I INTRODUCTION TO RESILIENCE IN JAMAICA BAY ch. 1 Why Prospects for Resilience in Jamaica Bay? /​ Adam S. Parris ch. 2 Resilience Practice in Urban Watersheds /​ John R. Waldman ch. 3 Social-Ecological System Transformation in Jamaica Bay /​ William D. Solecki pt. II SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS OF JAMAICA BAY ch. 4 Dynamics of the Biophysical Systems of Jamaica Bay /​ Eric W. Sanderson ch. 5 Ecology of Jamaica Bay: History, Status, and Resilience /​ Chester B. Zarnoch ch. 6 Neighborhood and Community Perspectives of Resilience in the Jamaica Bay Watershed /​ Keith Tidball pt. III TOOLS FOR RESILIENCE PRACTICE ch. 7 Resilience Indicators and Monitoring: An Example of Climate Change Resiliency Indicators for Jamaica Bay /​ Adam S. Parris ch. 8 Computational Modeling of the Jamaica Bay System /​ Robert Wilson ch. 9 Green Infrastructure as Climate Change Resiliency Strategy in Jamaica Bay /​ Franco A. Montalto Contents note continued: ch. 10 Application of Decision Science to Resilience Management in Jamaica Bay /​ Richard C. Stedman pt. IV PROSPECTS FOR RESILIENCE IN JAMAICA BAY ch. 11 Strategies for Community Resilience Practice for the Jamaica Bay Watershed /​ Keith Tidball ch. 12 The Future of Jamaica Bay: Putting Resilience into Practice /​ John R. Waldman. Foreword Part I: Introduction to Resilience in Jamaica Bay 1. Introduction: Why Prospects for Jamaica Bay 2. Resilience Practice in Urban Watersheds Part II: Social-ecological Systems of Jamaica Bay 3. Dynamics of the Biophysical Systems of Jamaica Bay 4. Change and Resilience of Jamaica Bay's Ecological Systems 5. Social-Ecological System Transformation in Jamaica Bay Part III: Tools for Resilience Practice 6. Resilience Indicators and Monitoring 7. Computational Modelling of the Jamaica Bay System 8. Green Infrastructure as a Climate Change Resiliency Strategy 9. Application of Decision Science to Resilience Management in Jamaica Bay 10. Building Community Resilience Practice Capacity Part IV: Prospects for Resilience in Jamaica Bay 11. Resilience Practice and Process and Product Glossary Acknowledgments Index.
Summary: Given the realities of climate change and sea-level rise, coastal cities around the world are struggling with questions of resilience. Resilience, at its core, is about desirable states of the urban social-ecological system and understanding how to sustain those states in an uncertain and tumultuous future. How do physical conditions, ecological processes, social objectives, human politics, and history shape the prospects for resilience? Most books set out the answer. This book sets out a process of grappling with holistic resilience from multiple perspectives, drawing on the insights and experiences of more than fifty scholars and practitioners working together to make Jamaica Bay in New York City an example for the world. This volume establishes a framework for understanding resilience practice in urban watersheds. Using Jamaica Baythe 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 Airportthe 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 boundary organization 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. The book 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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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: pt. I INTRODUCTION TO RESILIENCE IN JAMAICA BAY
ch. 1 Why Prospects for Resilience in Jamaica Bay? /​ Adam S. Parris
ch. 2 Resilience Practice in Urban Watersheds /​ John R. Waldman
ch. 3 Social-Ecological System Transformation in Jamaica Bay /​ William D. Solecki
pt. II SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS OF JAMAICA BAY
ch. 4 Dynamics of the Biophysical Systems of Jamaica Bay /​ Eric W. Sanderson
ch. 5 Ecology of Jamaica Bay: History, Status, and Resilience /​ Chester B. Zarnoch
ch. 6 Neighborhood and Community Perspectives of Resilience in the Jamaica Bay Watershed /​ Keith Tidball
pt. III TOOLS FOR RESILIENCE PRACTICE
ch. 7 Resilience Indicators and Monitoring: An Example of Climate Change Resiliency Indicators for Jamaica Bay /​ Adam S. Parris
ch. 8 Computational Modeling of the Jamaica Bay System /​ Robert Wilson
ch. 9 Green Infrastructure as Climate Change Resiliency Strategy in Jamaica Bay /​ Franco A. Montalto
Contents note continued: ch. 10 Application of Decision Science to Resilience Management in Jamaica Bay /​ Richard C. Stedman
pt. IV PROSPECTS FOR RESILIENCE IN JAMAICA BAY
ch. 11 Strategies for Community Resilience Practice for the Jamaica Bay Watershed /​ Keith Tidball
ch. 12 The Future of Jamaica Bay: Putting Resilience into Practice /​ John R. Waldman.
Foreword
Part I: Introduction to Resilience in Jamaica Bay
1. Introduction: Why Prospects for Jamaica Bay
2. Resilience Practice in Urban Watersheds
Part II: Social-ecological Systems of Jamaica Bay
3. Dynamics of the Biophysical Systems of Jamaica Bay
4. Change and Resilience of Jamaica Bay's Ecological Systems
5. Social-Ecological System Transformation in Jamaica Bay
Part III: Tools for Resilience Practice
6. Resilience Indicators and Monitoring
7. Computational Modelling of the Jamaica Bay System
8. Green Infrastructure as a Climate Change Resiliency Strategy
9. Application of Decision Science to Resilience Management in Jamaica Bay
10. Building Community Resilience Practice Capacity
Part IV: Prospects for Resilience in Jamaica Bay
11. Resilience Practice and Process and Product
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index.

Given the realities of climate change and sea-level rise, coastal cities around the world are struggling with questions of resilience. Resilience, at its core, is about desirable states of the urban social-ecological system and understanding how to sustain those states in an uncertain and tumultuous future. How do physical conditions, ecological processes, social objectives, human politics, and history shape the prospects for resilience? Most books set out the answer. This book sets out a process of grappling with holistic resilience from multiple perspectives, drawing on the insights and experiences of more than fifty scholars and practitioners working together to make Jamaica Bay in New York City an example for the world. This volume establishes a framework for understanding resilience practice in urban watersheds. Using Jamaica Baythe 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 Airportthe 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 boundary organization 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. The book 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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