Anticipatory Resilience Bringing Back the Future into Urban Planning and Knowledge Systems

Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson, Kaethe Selkirk, Robert Hobbins, Clark Miller, Mathieu Feagan, David M. Iwaniec, Thaddeus R. Miller, Elizabeth M. Cook

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Anticipatory thinking is a critical component in urban planning practices and knowledge systems in an era of unpredictability and conflicting expectations of the future. This chapter introduces “anticipatory resilience” as a futures-oriented knowledge system that intentionally addresses uncertain climate conditions and explores alternative, desirable future states. It suggests a portfolio of tools suitable for building long-term foresight capacity in urban planning. Examples of knowledge systems interventions are presented to explore the trade-offs, constraints, possibilities, and desires of diverse future scenarios co-generated in settings with people that hold different perspectives, knowledge, and expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUrban Book Series
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameUrban Book Series
ISSN (Print)2365-757X
ISSN (Electronic)2365-7588


  • Anticipatory capacities
  • Climate change
  • Knowledge systems
  • Resilient futures
  • Urban planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies


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