Framing for Resilience

Framing for Resilience – Interdisciplinary Assessment Procedures in Urban Landscapes

Created by the collective memory of urban landscapes, cultural values are crucial inputs for the vulnerability and risk assessment procedures in disaster-prone areas. In order to find interdisciplinary methods which integrate tangible and intangible values in their scope, “FFR” is conducting a systematic review and a retrospective comparative analysis between various case studies.

A junction point of urban development projects and hazardous events in historic urban landscapes is the need for an interdisciplinary assessment procedure. However in practise, urban re-development projects often affect the cultural identity of an urban landscape and the conservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. In this sense, a review of interdisciplinary assessment examples is needed in order to create a case study pool for a broad comparative analysis in between various urban landscapes. The research starts with a systematic literature review on disaster, development and heritage subjects for setting out complex analyses and assessments in urban landscapes. Who is dealing with re-development assessment procedures and what sort of co-operation can be established in between professionals? Which assessment tools are being used in cultural landscapes and how can these be integrated for a comprehensive assessment? In what level can intangible heritage be integrated in these tools? Answering these question is the focal point of two-stage research “Framing for Resilience: Interdisciplinary Assessment Procedures in Urban Landscapes”. By selecting examples from the case study-tools database (FFR-1) which undertake physical and cultural aspects, a retrospective comparative analysis will be conducted with the post-1999 proactive assessment works prepared for and by different parties in Istanbul/Turkey (FFR-2).


Efecan Tirelioğlu, M.A. Student
Heritage Conservation and Site Management, Institute of Construction and Art History, Faculty of Architecture, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg