Apports de la résilience à la géographie des risques : l'exemple de La Faute-sur-Mer (Vendée, France)

Abstract : The paper investigates a very recent, yet challenged trend to use resilience concept in risk geography. It may reflect the need to understand increased coevolutions between urbanization and environment related disasters. This may be consistent with what we find in a science very close to geography, ecology, from where resilience concept comes, at least in part. In both cases, the contradictory aspects of resilience can be stressed on. Yet, relying on a field case study, La Faute-sur-Mer disaster, we find that the contradiction may help geographical interpretation. It reveals that resilience, as well as disasters, may not have the same meaning depending on the scale and/or the actors of analysis. This interpretation seems consistent with what searchers belonging to resilience alliance group noticed before. And it helps to question the official UNO use of resilience as a concept which describes policies hoping to reduce disasters intensities while enhancing local societies capacity to cope.
Liste complète des métadonnées

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/halsde-00744635
Contributor : Christine Maury <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 3:16:27 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:20:37 AM

Links full text

Identifiers

Citation

Patrick Pigeon. Apports de la résilience à la géographie des risques : l'exemple de La Faute-sur-Mer (Vendée, France). VertigO : La Revue Électronique en Sciences de l'Environnement, VertigO, 2012, 12 (1), en ligne : http://vertigo.revues.org/12031. ⟨10.4000/vertigo.12031⟩. ⟨halsde-00744635⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

227