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Darin Wahl. Photo

Darin Wahl

PhD Student

Darin Wahl. Photo

Assessing Future Resilience, Equity, and Sustainability in Scenario Planning


  • Marta Berbés-Blázquez
  • Nancy B. Grimm
  • Elizabeth M. Cook
  • David M. Iwaniec
  • Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson
  • Vivian Hobbins
  • Darin Wahl

Summary, in English

In the absence of strong international agreements, many municipal governments are leading efforts to build resilience to climate change in general and to extreme weather events in particular. However, it is notoriously difficult to guide and activate processes of change in complex adaptive systems such as cities. Participatory scenario planning with city professionals and members of civil society provides an opportunity to coproduce positive visions of the future. Yet, not all visions are created equal. In this chapter, we introduce the Resilience, Equity, and Sustainability Qualitative (RESQ) assessment tool that we have applied to compare positive scenario visions for cities in the USA and Latin America. We use the tool to examine the visions of the two desert cities in the Urban Resilience to Extreme Events Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN), which are Hermosillo (Mexico) and Phoenix (United States).


  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

Publishing year







Urban Book Series

Document type

Book chapter


Springer Science + Business Media


  • Environmental Management


  • Climate resilience
  • Extreme weather events
  • Future visions
  • RESQ assessment
  • Sustainability




  • ISSN: 2365-7588
  • ISSN: 2365-757X