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RMIT Visiting International Fellow Professor Simin Davoudi is presenting a public lecture on 'Resilience and Territorial Cohesion: Complementary or Contradictory Concepts?'
Much has been written about the concepts of ‘resilience’ and ‘territorial cohesion’ but the relationship between the two has remained largely under-examined. One thing they have in common is ambiguity. Despite, or probably because of, their elasticity both concepts have travelled far and fast and risked becoming empty signifiers that can be filled with multiple and conflicting agendas. In this lecture, Simin will discuss the relationship between the two concepts by providing an overview of their origins, their multiple meanings and their ideological underpinnings. Simin will argue that although territorial cohesion and resilience have different genealogies and are associated with different political philosophies, their applications in social and spatial policies have a great deal in common.
About Professor Simin Davoudi
Professor Simin Davoudi is an RMIT Visiting International Fellow for 2015. She is Professor of Environment Policy and Planning in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Newcastle, UK, and Associate Director of the Newcastle Institute for Sustainability. She is a past president of the Association of European Planning Schools (AESOP), Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences and member of the UK Economic and Social Research Council Grant Assessment Panel. She has held visiting professorships at the Universities of Amsterdam. She is highly regarded for her work on ‘evolutionary resilience’.