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Reflections on the meaning of economic resilience and how urban areas can strengthen their resilience to economic shocks.

Parameters of resilience: the fundamentals don’t change but the findings might.

2020-04-01T12:59:18+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Economic resilience, Urban resilience|Tags: , , |

Economic resilience has been described as a fuzzy concept. Asking some simple questions, such as the resilience of what, to what and for whom can help to bring clarity. This will help policy-makers determine what path they should chart [...]

Coronavirus, agency and economic resilience: Witnessing the power of the herd.

2020-03-24T21:22:40+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Economic resilience, Insights|Tags: , , , |

Public response to the coronavirus pandemic forcefully demonstrates the collective power of individual agency. The experience of the early weeks of the pandemic illustrates how government does not always lead in the way that resilience thinking often presumes. [...]

Five features for resilient economies

2020-03-24T21:22:02+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Economic resilience|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The ability of local and regional economies to withstand and recover from economic shocks came under intense scrutiny during the financial crisis of 2008/2009.  One study, led by Cardiff University, compared levels of regional economic resilience across the whole [...]