An Understanding of Inter and Transdisciplinary Aspects of Urban Resilience


Karaman Z. T.

Open Journal of Social Sciences , vol.10, no.4, pp.195-215, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

Abstract

Over the past two decades, there has been a growing interest in the practice of transdisciplinary research, especially in the social sciences. However, the answer to the question of whether we have achieved interdisciplinarity is definitely not affirmative. However, interdisciplinary research is needed when information about a topic and the problem it creates is socially unclear, or when the concrete nature of the problems deteriorates and a lot of things are at stake for those who are interested in these issues and those who have worked on them. Examples of such topics can be listed as poverty, health, immigration, cultural transformation, bioengineering of new crops, and climate changes which is one of the safety indicators of all these issues. In cities with a large population, these issues are more noticeable than in the countryside. However, there are problems everywhere. Interdisciplinary approaches aimed at creating knowledge that exceeds the boundaries of those disciplines and integrating methodologies belonging to different disciplines begin to work by acknowledging the decoupling that results from the interaction between researchers and stakeholders. Therefore, interdisciplinary research includes interdisciplinary reflections and methodologies, but questions the issues by diving even further into the issue. That is why interdisciplinary research complements applied research in areas characterized by complexity and uncertainty. Urban administrations are an increasingly specialized field, and all types of security problems, especially climate change-induced ones are being studied in order to maintain a healthy urban structure. In this article, the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary aspect of urban resilience life is pointed out.