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.