Towards transformative resilience: community, neighbourhood and system responses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Simon Rippon, Anne Marie Bagnall*, Mark Gamsu, Jane South, Joanne Trigwell, Kris Southby, Louise Warwick-Booth, Susan Coan, Jenny Woodward

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Abstract

Issues presented by COVID-19 to community resilience are located at individual, community and system level. In this paper, we reflect on WHO Europe propositions on what makes resilient communities, and explore how communities and systems with varying capacity have responded to the pandemic by absorbing and adapting to challenges. In our research, we are seeing local responses at all three levels, which challenge current assumptions about the respective roles of citizen, local voluntary sector and state. This paper presents opportunities and challenges to translating this reactive social movement into proactive resilience-transforming change in how local systems work in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S41-S44
JournalCities and Health
Volume5
Issue numbersup1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Community resilience
  • health inequalities
  • health promotion
  • public health

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