Susann Baez Ullberg and Jeroen Warner

Susann Baez Ullberg is Senior Analyst of the Centre for Crisis Management Research and Training at the Swedish Defence University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Jeroen Warner is Associate Professor at Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands.

The increasing frequency and severity of both natural and technological disasters in the world, especially but not exclusively in urban areas, put cities at the centre of discussion among practitioners and scholars alike, raising fundamental questions about nature and society, about development and technology.