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Social and Economic Resilience, Dept. of Planning Research

This cluster serves to document, analyse and test effective practices in urban resilience in terms of social infrastructure and services accessibility, and economic development, paying special attention to urban sustainable infrastructure services and economic measures, which are critical in improving accessibility for, and wellbeing of, urban dwellers, particularly among the urban poor. The cluster will create evidence based on practical knowledge developed through research and stakeholders and communities for a paradigm shift in urban planning, encouraging improved and sustainable infrastructure provision and service delivery, and resilient local economy. Areas of research focus include:

Water and sanitation sustainability; Housing supply; Resilient cities through the smart social service delivery; Sustainable economic development; Quality of life index and analysis; Infrastructure planning; Heath and education systems; Urban agriculture.