Dr. J.K. (Justyna) Tasic

Profile

I am currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the TPM, Multi-Actor Systems Department, Systems Engineering Section. Previously, I have been a research associate at the Future Resilient Systems Programme, Singapore-ETH Centre. I hold a Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Interdisciplinary Graduate School, Institute of Catastrophe and Risk Management. I have a master’s degree in Spatial Economy, and before my PhD studies I was an urban statistics specialist at the statistical office in Poland.

Research

I am part of the 4TU Resilience Engineering Centre and LeaDingFellows Programme. I currently work on the “Multilevel Governance for Urban Resilience” project, in which I explore how multi-actor relations are shaped across multiple governance levels, and how these arrangements guide transformation of critical infrastructure systems for urban resilience. 

I have an interdisciplinary background in Resilience Studies, Spatial Economy and Social Sciences. In my research, I apply both qualitative and quantitative methods.

My Ph.D. research contributed to understanding how social resilience is constructed and enhanced. In particular, the case studies used social network analysis, document studies, questionnaires, and interviews to examine the interplay between social relations, ICT, and organisational structures in shaping resilience. My work also advanced practice of resilience management by providing a framework for strengthening organisational resilience.

My master thesis addressed metropolitan development issues of the Ljubljana Urban Region and drafted policy recommendations for its sustainable growth.

  • Tasic, J.; Tantri, F. & Amir, S. (2019). Modelling Multilevel Interdependencies for Resilience in Complex Organisation. Complexity 2019.
  • Tasic, J.; Amir, S.; Tan J. & Khader M. (2019). Multilevel Framework to Enhance Organisational Resilience. Journal of Risk Research.
  • Tasic, J. & Amir, S. (2016). Informational Capital and Disaster Resilience: The Case of Jalin Merapi, Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management, 25(3), pp. 395‑411.
  • Kant, V. & Tasic J. (2018). Mapping Sociotechnical Resilience. In: S., Amir (Ed.) The Sociotechnical Constitution of Resilience. (pp. 67-​90). Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore

Justyna’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie project deals with “Multilevel Governance for Urban Resilience”. Successful critical infrastructure transformations require harmonised coordination at multiple governance levels. However, there is a lack of understanding how these multi-level and multi-actor relations shape the design and implementation of urban transformations, and in result how they affect urban resilience. In response to this gap, this research aims to answer how urban resilience can be enhanced through effective multilevel governance that guides sociotechnical transformations. 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 707404. The opinions expressed in this document reflect only the author’s view. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.


Justyna Tasic

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department:
Multi-Actor Systems

Group:
Systems Engineering

Research interests:
Urban Resilience
Governance
Critical Infrastructure
Complex Systems
Spatial Analysis
Social Resilience