Geographic determinism Vs urban resilience: italian scenario analysis

  • Stefano de Falco University of Naples Federico II
Keywords: Resilience, Geography determinism


Since many years the analysis of the resilience concept transversally enriches the scientific debate from the technical- scientific to the socio-humanistic one. In urban areas, particularly, the scientific literature offers a consolidated panorama of theories and applications. The present work is animated by the objective of complementing this background with a geographic approach in which the characteristics of urban resilience, synthesized by a wide review of scientific articles, are associated with determinants of geographic type (urban dimension, latitude and prevalent urban attribute). The proposed analysis both introduce methodological elements of evaluation useful for this topic and both shows, based on the stratification of real data regarding some main urban variables (Living, Environment, Mobility and Legality), the scenario of Italian cities characterized by high, medium and low resilience actions as a function of their geographical characteristics, trying to make clearer the question regarding the geographic determinism paradigm declined to the urban frame, analyzing the eventual geographical influence on the processes of urban resilience.


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Author Biography

Stefano de Falco, University of Naples Federico II

Stefano de Falco is Chief of IRGIT, Research Institute of Territorial Geographical Innovation and Chief of CeRITT, Research Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer of University of Naples Federico II and he is President of AICTT (Italian Association for Technology Transfer Culture promotion). His research interests concern the modelling and testing of geography of innovation.


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How to Cite
de FalcoS. (2018). Geographic determinism Vs urban resilience: italian scenario analysis. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 11(1), 65-88.