Critical Factors for the Resilience of Complex Urban Public Spaces

Hui Xu, Bin Xue, Yongtao Tan

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Qualified with functions of matter, culture, and economy, urban public spaces mirror the complexities of societies. Over the last couple of decades, urban areas in Chinese context have been engaged in increasing initiatives and practices with views to intensively utilize land resources and facilitate people's life. Echoing with these, the complex urban public spaces (CUPSs) with multi-layer structure integrated in three-dimensional space have been constructed in many cities and resulted in crowded people in each layer. The CUPSs are subjected to various risks due to complex structure and crowded people. Gaining resilience and enhancing risk resistance ability of CUPSs are indispensable but indeed difficult as it is determined by lots of influencing factors. In response, this paper intends to conduct a research on the exploration of critical factors for the resilience of CUPSs. Content analysis, expert investigation, and analytic hierarchy process will be adopted for the identification, analysis, and contribution evaluation of the critical factors. Prospectively, the critical factors in a sound taxonomy to break down the resilience will be obtained. The main findings of this research could provide useful and informal references for governors and policy makers to enhance the resilience of CUPSs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCREM 2017
Subtitle of host publicationReal Estate and Urbanization - Proceedings of the International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management 2017
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481073
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Real Estate and Urbanization, ICCREM 2017 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 10 Nov 201712 Nov 2017


Conference2017 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Real Estate and Urbanization, ICCREM 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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