About the Dialogue and book launch:
“[I]f the concept of resilience were to disappear from use and discussion tomorrow, how much would change and where would it change in terms of advance on the problems that resilience is used to announce and searches to help comprehend and resolve?” (Allan Lavell, foreword to the ‘Handbook of Urban Resilience’, 2020).
This joint Dialogue in Urban Equality and launch of the Handbook of Urban Resilience (Editors: Michael A. Burayidi, Adriana Allen, John Twigg, and Christine Wamsler) gives authors and editors space to reflect on the complexity, contradictions and optimisms of resilience as ubiquitous notion, concept, and principle, which has taken hold in urban research, policy and practice. Drawing on current debates and research findings, the speakers discuss particularly how disaster risk and resilience are, and could be, re-framed in efforts to address issues of urban equality.
The book launch will encompass part of the dialogue and discussion.