Keywords in planning: what do we mean by 'community resilience'?

Mulligan, M, Steele, W, Rickards, L and Fuenfgeld, H 2016, 'Keywords in planning: what do we mean by 'community resilience'?', International Planning Studies, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 348-361.

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Title Keywords in planning: what do we mean by 'community resilience'?
Author(s) Mulligan, M
Steele, W
Rickards, L
Fuenfgeld, H
Year 2016
Journal name International Planning Studies
Volume number 21
Issue number 4
Start page 348
End page 361
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract In this paper, we critically explore the combination of a dynamic, multilayered understanding of community with an open-ended, 'emergent' understanding of resilience, and highlight the relevance for planners. We argue prevailing planning policies and practices on community resilience tend to work with rather simplistic, one-dimensional understandings of both 'community' and 'resilience'. The multiple layers of meaning that are embedded in the word community are ignored when it is treated as an add-on intended to give underlying ideas about resilience planning greater public appeal. Apart and together the concepts of community and resilience bring into play a host of tensions between, for example, continuity and change, resistance and adaptation, inclusion and exclusion. This paper offers a framework for ensuring that these important considerations are openly negotiated within transparent normative frameworks of planning policy and practice.
Subject Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Social and Cultural Geography
Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Community resilience
DOI - identifier 10.1080/13563475.2016.1155974
Copyright notice © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN 1469-9265
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