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Territorial Resilience: Pillars for a Holistic Approach of Resilience for Land Use Planning

EMEA has published the policy paper “Territorial Resilience: Pillars for a Holistic Approach of Resilience for Land Use Planning” authored by Dr. Cynthia Echave, EMEA Project Coordinator and Senior Researcher.

The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive conceptual framework that defines territorial resilience from a holistic viewpoint. To this end, an initial reflection is made on the dichotomy between the rural and urban worlds and the consequences of the urbanisation model of the 20th century. Urban resilience is then analysed as a reference vision and a starting point for defining the scope and objectives of territorial planning and development. Finally, it proposes the vectors that facilitate the symbiosis between the rural and urban worlds, especially in a Post-COVID19 era.

This paper is part of the Territorial Resilience research area and the Sustainable Transition Initiative promoted by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association.

Dr. Cynthia Echave is an architect & urban planner specialized in urban ecology. She possesses a Doctor degree in Energy and Environment by Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Its professional career is characterized by an active participation in strategic projects under an ecosystemic criterion. She is Senior Researcher at the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA, in charge of capitalisation projects involving research around sustainability, energy transition and environmental challenges in the Mediterranean and Africa.

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