Critical Perspective in Post-Crisis Resilience

July 12-15, 2015 | Steger Center for International Scholarship, Riva San Vitale, Switzerland

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OVERVIEW

Virginia Tech’s Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland, was filled with debate, discussion, and dialogue as The Global Forum for Urban and Regional Resilience hosted a meeting on the Political Economy of Regional Resilience.

 

The event was the first in a planned series of conversations at the Riva San Vitale campus to address the university’s initiative to bridge public policy and practice in the broad domain of regional economic resilience.

 

This inaugural workshop brought together a select group of leading scholars on resilience from around the world with the aim to discuss, evaluate, and map out a broad research agenda on regional resilience that is anchored in the analytical tradition of the political economy and that is increasingly evident in emerging discourses on critical social theory.

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  • AGENDA

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    Sunday, 12 July 2015

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Welcome Reception at Hotel Walter (Lugano)

    Monday, 13 July 2015

    9:30 am - 10:15 am

    Welcome and Workshop Overview

    David Bieri - Associate Professor and Real Estate Faculty Fellow, GFURR, Virginia Tech

    Slides

    Jim Bohland - Professor Emeritus and Co-Director, GFURR, Virginia Tech

    Slides

    10:45 am - 12:15 pm

    Session 1 - GFURR Perspectives on Resilience

    Discussion Leads:

    David Bieri - Associate Professor and Real Estate Faculty Fellow, GFURR, Virginia Tech

    Slides

    Jim Bohland - Professor Emeritus and Co-Director, GFURR, Virginia Tech

    Slides

    Paul Knox - University Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow for International Advancement, GFURR, Virginia Tech

    Slides

    Jennifer Lawrence - Post - Doctoral Associate, GFURR, Virginia Tech

    1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    Session 2 - Critical Perspectives: Resilience After the Crisis

    Discussion Leads:

    Dr. Andy Pike - Professor of Local and Regional Development; Director of CURDS, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, UK

    Dr. Pete Tyler - Professor, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK

    Slides

    3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

    Session 3 - Regional Resilience and the Space-Economy

    Discussion Leads:

    Dr. Robert Hassink - Professor of Economic Geography, Department of Geography, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

    Slides

    Dr. Heike Mayer - Professor of Economic Geography, Institute of Geography, Universität Bern, Switzerland

    Dr. Alain Thierstein - Professor and Chair of Urban Development, Technische Universität München, Germany

    7:00 pm

    Broad Discussion

    Tuesday, 14 July 2015

    9:00am - 10:30 am

    Session 4 - Resilience as Regional Governance

    Video

    Discussion Leads:

    Dr. David Chandler - Professor of International Relations, Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, London, UK

    Chris Zebrowski - Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK

    11:00 am - 12:30pm

    Session 5 - Conceptualizing Financial Resilience

    Discussion Leads:

    Dr. Olivier Crevoisier - Professor of Sociology, Institut de Sociologie, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    Dr. Shaun French - Associate Professor, School of Geography, University of Nottingham, UK

    Slides

    Dr. Britta Klagge - Professor, Geographisches Institut der Universität Bonn, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany

    1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    Session 6 - The Quantitative Turn in Regional Analysis: Big Data and the Limits of Agent-Based Modeling

    Discussion Leads:

    Dr. Chris Barrett - Professor and Executive Director, Biocomplexity Institute, Virginia Tech

    Dr. Samarth Swarup - Research Assistant Professor, Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory, Biocomplexity Institute, Virginia Tech

    11:00 am - 12:30pm

    Session 7 - Emerging Topics in Resilience

    Discussion Leads:

    Dr. Thilo Lang - Department Head, Department for Regional Geography of Europe, Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Jena, Germany

    Dr. Peter Rogers - Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

    Slides

    Wednesday, 15 July 2015

    9:00am - 10:30 am

    Session 8 - Final Discussion and Summary Report

    11:00 am - 11:45 am

    Wrap-up and Adjournment

    Comments:

    Dr. David Bieri - Associate Professor and Real Estate Faculty Fellow, GFURR, Virginia Tech

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