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UNDERSTANDING COMPLEX SYSTEMS: Digitalization of city infrastructures and services can result in improved efficiency, economic benefits, and services that can improve the quality of life for most urban citizens.
But wiring up cities also represents a brand new set of security risks and management challenges. Just think about what happened to New York City after Hurricane Sandy in 2012: it hit the city’s Information and Computer Technology (ICT) networks so hard it lead to shortages of food, cash and fuel.
In a paper published in Cities, centre researchers Johan Colding and Stephan Barthel together with ICT consultant Magnus Colding apply the seven principles for building resilience when analyzing a rapidly growing urban, digital environment.
Colding and his colleagues believe resilience thinking has a lot to offer in the concept of ’digital cities’.
It has become a fundamental framework for understanding complex adaptive systems, from cells to ecosystems, economic systems and societies. As cities become more digitalized there are lessons to draw from this.
Johan Colding, lead author
The authors believe the seven resilience principles can help urban planning and digitalization in specific ways:
Co-author Stephan Barthel concludes: “Urban planners needs to acknowledge the complexity of a digital city. The principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems offer important guidance in how to build digital cities where security risks are managed proactively.”
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