Beyond the Spirit of the New Urban Crisis – Risk-class and Resonance

Tyfield, David (2021) Beyond the Spirit of the New Urban Crisis – Risk-class and Resonance. In: The Handbook of Risk-Class. Edward Elgar. (In Press)

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It does not seem hyperbole, overestimating the importance of one’s own time, to talk of the present moment globally as one of great disruption. In these circumstances, this chapter addresses a key question: How can we best understand and practically explore the contemporary new urban crisis (NUC) as a singular lens on the Four Challenges of the age in order to mitigate and overcome them? I argue here that the combined contributions of two concepts promise to be particularly illuminating in this regard: risk-class and resonance. Specifically, they offer strategic illumination regarding both means and plausible but surprising ends for better futures.

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