Geoffrey DeVerteuil compares the process of resilience across ten service hubs in three complex but different global inner-city regions - London, Los Angeles and Sydney - in response to the threat of gentrification-induced displacement. The book is the first to move beyond theoretical works on `resilience' and offers a combined conceptual and empirical approach.
Geoffrey DeVerteuil is currently senior lecturer at Cardiff University. His research focuses on vulnerable populations and the welfare state and voluntary sector's role in managing the consequences of extreme inequality. As a social geographer of health, he has examined the shifting geographies of mental health care and the challenges in sustaining therapeutic landscapes within marginalised spaces of the city.
Part 1: Theory, concepts and context (title tbc) Chapter 1 introduction: why this work matters, and how it represents urban social geography Chapter 2: resilience as a radical concept? Chapter 3: the voluntary sector and its displacement/resilience within the post-welfare inner city Chapter 4 context and methods Chapter 5: London, Los Angeles and Sydney (new- following proposal refs) Part 2: Case studies: London, Los Angeles and Sydney Chapter 6: established gentrified neighborhoods Chapter 7: mixed neighborhoods Chapter 8: pioneer gentrified neighborhoods Chapter 9: immigrant enclaves Chapter 10: summary and comparative analysis Part 3: Conclusions and looking forward Chapter 11: critical evaluation of 'resilience of the residual' Chapter 12: considering post-welfare geographies?