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Alice Peultier

Emma Spruce

Floriane Ortega

August 16th, 2021

Progressing Planning – our podcast with Emma Spruce and Floriane Ortega

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Alice Peultier

Emma Spruce

Floriane Ortega

August 16th, 2021

Progressing Planning – our podcast with Emma Spruce and Floriane Ortega

0 comments

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Urban resilience can be broadly defined as the ability of a city to respond to and recover from shocks and stresses. Over the past decade, urban resilience policies have gained momentum among urban policy makers, mainly as a response to growing environmental risks in cities. It has however been criticised for its over-technocratic approach and lack of attention to social justice and equity issues in cities.

In this “discussion-podcast”, Emma Spruce and Floriane Ortega explore and question the links between gender inequalities and urban resilience, discussing how gendered power relations play out in urban spaces and how they might increase in the aftermath of disaster. They will talk about the ways to better include gender as a critical concept when planning for and responding to shocks in cities, as well as the challenges raised by a gender-aware approach to policy making, drawing notably on the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis.

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More about this

  • MacGregor, S. (2009). “A stranger silence still: the need for feminist social research on climate change”, The Sociological Review, 57(2), pp. 124-140.
  • Meerow, S., Newell, J. 2019. “Urban resilience for whom, what, when, where, and why?”. Urban Geography, 40, pp. 309-329.
  • Kronsell, A. (2013). “Gender and transition in climate governance”, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 7(1), pp.1-15.
  • Spruce, E. (2016). “Bigot Geography: Queering Geopolitics in Brixton”, in S. Avery and K. Graham (Eds.) Sex, Time and Place: Queer Histories of London, 1850 to the Present. Bloomsbury: 65-80.
  • Wijsmana, K., Feagan, M. (2019). “Rethinking knowledge systems for urban resilience: feminist and decolonial contributions to just transformations”, Environment Science and Policy, 98, pp.70- 76.

 

About the author

Alice Peultier

Alice is a master’s student in the Urban Policy Dual Degree programme between LSE (RUPS) and Sciences Po Paris (Urban and Territorial Strategies). She is particularly interested in gender and environmental justice, exploring how a gender-aware approach to urban resilience planning can contribute to build more inclusive cities. She holds a bachelor’s from Sciences Po Paris and studied one year abroad at UBC, Vancouver.

Emma Spruce

Emma Spruce is a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Gender Studies, at the London School of Economics. Their research engages in a queer-feminist critique of urban inequalities and injustice, drawing on intersectional, transversal and empirical approaches.

Floriane Ortega

Floriane Ortega is a manager at the Carbon Trust, an international consultancy helping businesses, governments and local authorities to reduce their carbon emissions. She has worked on several urban resilience projects over her career and is also an alumni of the RUPs programme at LSE.

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