As climate and weather-related risks increase in urban areas, resilience discourses and ideas have gained traction in urban development policy. Arabella Fraser, Research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and Richard Friend, Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of York, explore the complexities of urban development and resilience. Is resilience thinking a help or a hindrance? And how can …
About the Author
Arabella Fraser is a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Arabella specialises in urban climate adaptation and resilience, with a particular focus on the politics and governance of risk and vulnerability reduction. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics on the governance of adaptation in informal, urban settlements and has worked over 15 years for a range of international development NGOs, think tanks, governments and international agencies, including the World Bank, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Oxfam.