EMEA Policy Paper March 2022

The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive conceptual framework that defines territorial resilience from a holistic viewpoint. To this end, an initial reflection is made on the dichotomy between the rural and urban worlds and the consequences of the urbanisation model of the 20th century. Urban resilience is then analysed as a reference vision and a starting point for defining the scope and objectives of territorial planning and development. Finally, it proposes the vectors that facilitate the symbiosis between the rural and urban worlds, especially in a Post-COVID19 era. This paper is part of the Territorial Resilience research area and the Sustainable Transition Initiative promoted by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association.


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