Priority Area lead: Professor Jon Coaffee, Geography and Environmental Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org
Central to the strategic response to global urban challenges is the concept of resilience. Cities, societies and economies increasingly have to respond to various contemporary risks with a long-term view, rethinking risk assessment and mitigation strategies, focusing on developing adaptive human behaviours and facilitating individual and institutional coping strategies.
Urban resilience research is co-ordinated through the Resilience and Urban Living group based in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, but drawing strongly on linkages with the School of Psychology and Civil Engineering.
Research is clustered around a number of key themes:
Enhancing the economic resilience of cities and regions
Responding to insecurity and disaster
Developing community and neighbourhood resilience
Adaptive human behaviours
Responding to demographic change
Building energy resilience and adapting to climate change
Research in Urban Resilience has been funded by a number of Research Council UK, UK Government, European Union and University of Birmingham grants, and is closely aligned to professional and practice-based worlds to ensure research has real impact beyond academia.
Work in Urban Resilience is strongly connected to long-standing research area which have been developed by the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies and Resilience and Sustainability research conducted in the School of Civil Engineering Should you wish to discuss this priority area in more detail, you can contact: