Project: Industrial network and institutional perspectives on economic growth and well-being

Acronym Resilient Cities (Reference Number: 4221137)
Duration 01/06/2014 - 31/05/2017
Project Topic Due to the economic crisis, the concept of regional resilience has drawn a lot of attention but is still underdeveloped. This project proposes a novel approach to regional resilience, in which resilience is not only determined by the sensitivity of a regional economy to shocks, but also depending on the ability of regions to create new industries. Moreover, resilience is viewed as economic resilience together with social well-being and inclusive growth opportunities. We employ a comprehensive approach to regional resilience in which history is key to understand how regions develop new growth paths. We aim to test empirically the extent to which industrial specializations of regions, their institutional structures and their inter-regional network linkages have affected the economic and social resilience of regions in the EU-27. Moreover, we will analyze and review a selected number of regions together with policy makers to define and outline best policy practices. In doing so, our study aims to contribute to current policy debates on smart specialization and smart growth in relation to place-based development strategies, on social well-being and inclusive growth, and on good urban governance and institutions.
Network JPI Urban Europe
Call JPI Urban Europe 2nd Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
4221137 Utrecht University - Faculty of Geosciences, Department of Economic Geography Coordinator Netherlands
4221454 Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Economics Partner Netherlands
4221960 London School of Economics - Department of Geography and Environment Partner United Kingdom
4222424 Lund University - CIRCLE Partner Sweden