Britain’s town centres: From resilience to transition

DOBSON, Julian (2015). Britain’s town centres: From resilience to transition. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 8 (4), 347-355.

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© Henry Stewart Publications. ‘Resilience’ has become a watchword in the discussion of local economies in general, and the state of UK town centres in particular. This paper argues for a shift in focus by researchers and practitioners from resilience to transition. While both concepts draw on complex adaptive systems theory, ‘transition’ emphasises the need to move to a changed state rather than a return to equilibrium. The paper draws on the author’s recently published ‘How to save our town centres’ to suggest what a discussion of transition might encompass.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Page Range: 347-355
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 09:55
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2021 11:00

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