CURDS has a longstanding interest in the historical evolution of the economic landscape. Recently, this research has focused upon questions of resilience and the geographically uneven ways in which localities and regions cope with economic change including financial crises, recessions, shocks and technological shifts.
Some places demonstrate the capacity to adapt and bounce back or even remain unaffected by such challenges while others end up weaker and more vulnerable.
Research in this area is focused upon developing conceptual and theoretical understanding of adaptive capacity and governance as the basis for policy to enable local and regional economies to resist, respond and adapt to the challenges of disruptive economic change.
Sponsors of this work include ESRC.