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Research Urban and Regional Studies Institute

Liveable & Resilient Communities

In both urban and rural areas across the globe, local communities have to deal with challenges such as climate change, depopulation, socio-economic disruptions, and political or natural disasters. We study communities’ capacities to cope with and adapt to such changes while maintaining their specific place identities and essential spatial qualities. Our aim is to help local communities to become liveable, resilient and inclusive for the benefit of all community members. We consider local values and appreciations of the living environment as essential for this. What communities collectively value and define as liveable places is open for debate. Place attachment and senses of ownership and responsibility play a role in such debates. We employ quantitative, qualitative and participatory research approaches to study community resilience from geographical and planning perspectives. Topics include civic initiatives to create liveable communities, urban neighbourhood resilience, coastal resilience, and resilience in rural decline areas.

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Liveable & Resilient Communities
Liveable & Resilient Communities
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