Geography Research Seminar: Dr Geoff DeVertueil (School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University) - Resilience in the post-welfare inner city?
Resilience in the post-welfare inner city? Voluntary sector geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney
This presentation focuses on how to redeem the concept of resilience for a critical geography. I underline several key areas of debate - around adaptation, resistance, transformation and survival - and illustrate with material from my current book, specifically the 'how' of resilience via the on-the-ground processes surrounding the fate of precarious inner-city areas deemed 'service hubs' (e.g. clusters of voluntary sector organizations) faced with the threat of gentrification-induced displacement. Put as a question, what accounts for service-hub resilience when other precarious arrangements of collective consumption (especially social housing) have been
severely curtailed or fallen by the wayside entirely?
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