The Other Side of Resilience -- The theoretical relationships among security, resilience, migration, and terrorism -- A portrait of a resilient–healthy city: urban resilience, migration, and terrorism threats -- The theoretical and methodological implications of terrorism and urban resilience -- Milan city: a journey through the traces and signs of the other side of resilience -- The portrait: Centro storico -- The portrait: Stazione centrale, Gorla, Turro, Greco, Crescenzago -- The portrait: Città Studi, Lambrate, Venezia -- The portrait: Vittoria, Forlanini -- The portrait: Vigentino, Chiaravalle, Gratosoglio -- The portrait: Barona, Lorenteggio -- The portrait: Baggio, De Angeli, San Siro -- The portrait: Fiera, Gallaratese, Quarto Oggiaro -- The portrait: Stazione Garibaldi, Niguarda -- A theoretical and methodological proposal for the future of counterterrorism and urban resilience.
This timely treatise introduces an innovative prevention/preparedness model for cities to address and counter terrorist threats and events. It offers theoretical background, mixed-method research, and tools for creating a resilience-based response to terrorism, as opposed to the security-based frameworks commonly in use worldwide. The extended example of Milan as a “resilient-healthy” city pinpoints sociological, political, and economic factors that contribute to terror risk, and outlines how law enforcement and emergency management professionals can adopt more proactive measures. From these observations and findings, the author also makes recommendations for the professional training and city planning sectors to address preparedness issues, and for community inclusion programs to deter criminal activities in at-risk youth. Features of the coverage: Summary of sociological theories of terrorism The Resilience D model for assessing and managing urban terrorist activity Findings on resilience and vulnerabilities of terror groups Photo-illustrated analysis of neighborhoods in Milan, describing areas of risk and resilience Virtual ethnography with perspectives from native residents, recent immigrants, and security experts Proposals for coordinated communications between resource agencies The Other Side of Resilience to Terrorism will hold considerable interest for students, stakeholders, practitioners, and researchers. It makes a worthwhile text for various academic disciplines (e.g., urban sociology, crisis management) as well as for public agencies and policymakers..