The research will explore experiments aimed at producing inclusive and sustainable local economies. These are being undertaken in different UK cities by a variety of people and institutions across sectors and communities.
The experiments chosen will be tackling social and environmental challenges at their core and offer concrete possibilities for their places to transition to more resilient futures.
My aim is to identify the innovations proposed, understand what enables and hampers their development and end up with practical recommendations on how to take them forward.
Related publications: Villela, M. (2020). Resilience and the city. In: Parker, M. (Ed) Life After COVID-19. The other side of crisis. Bristol University Press.
Research lead: Dr Malu Villela Garcia
Funded by: AXA
Start/end dates: April 2021 – March 2023