Co-producing neighbourhood resilience

Fionn Stevenson, Doina Petrescu
2016 Building Research & Information  
The co-production of resilience in European urban neighbourhoods is explored based on the experiences from a case study. Within the current 'resilience imperative', co-production processes involving multiple stakeholders can be a key factor for increasing cities' resilience. Co-produced resilience processes are more successful when embedded in collaborative forms of governance such as those associated with urban commons and when fulfilling needed roles with a community. Through the application
more » ... f the R-Urban approach in a neighbourhood of Colombes (near Paris), the coproduction of a commons-based resilience strategy is described. This involved a group of designers as initiators and a number of citizen as stakeholders of a network of civic hubs. The specific strategies involving a participatory setting, collective governance aspects and circular economies are analysed in the light of co-production theories and practices. Internal and external challenges are identified within the implementation process. The nature of conflicts and negotiations in this co-production approach are discussed, and the role of the architects/designers as agents within the process is investigated. Reflections from this example are provided on the limits and promises of this approach and the lessons learned from R-Urban for collaborative civic resilience.
doi:10.1080/09613218.2016.1213865 fatcat:qnirf5pfcneflbbs5el4wpdk6q