Pandemic Recovery?


Pandemic Recovery?

Reframing and Rescaling Societal Challenges

9781802201109 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Lauren Andres, Professor of Planning and Urban Transformations, The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, John R. Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography, Department of Strategy and International Business, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK, Aksel Ersoy, Assistant Professor in Urban Development Management, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and Louise Reardon, Associate Professor in Governance and Public Policy, Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Government, University of Birmingham, UK
Publication Date: 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80220 110 9 Extent: 424 pp
This timely book offers an integrated and pragmatic approach to understanding recovery from all types of shock. Whilst particular focus is given to identifying and exploring various aspects of recovering societies in the context of COVID-19, Pandemic Recovery? is framed with a wider appreciation of other societal challenges, most notably anthropogenic climate change.

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This timely book offers an integrated and pragmatic approach to understanding recovery from all types of shocks. Whilst particular focus is given to identifying and exploring various aspects of recovering societies in the context of COVID-19, Pandemic Recovery? is framed with a wider appreciation of other societal challenges, most notably anthropogenic climate change.

This forward-thinking and topical book provides expert examination of pandemic recovery in the context of reframing and rescaling broader societal challenges. Chapters offer thematic and in-depth focus, independently engaging with different aspects of recovery, simultaneously unpacking recovery in practice and in various settings.

This critical analysis is split into five thematic sections exploring people, organisations, climate change and sustainability, and the policy and practice of recovery. The expert contributors highlight a clear consensus throughout that no shock is ever isolated from others and discuss how this
can adversely impact recovery processes. The book further argues that this recognition paves the way for the development of a social science of recovery, but also preparedness for future shocks and the fostering of resilience.

This progressive and enterprising book provides a valuable teaching resource which will be important for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students, PhD students, scholars and policymakers in a wide variety of disciplines including geography, social policy, politics, urban studies, city and regional planning, and business and management.
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‘A comprehensive survey of “recovery society” highlighting how Covid-19 amplified existing inequalities, as well as generating myriad improvisations and forms of resilience. Perhaps most importantly, it underlines how political efforts too often remain premised on the pre-pandemic status quo even as shock events – including those associated with catastrophic climate change – continue to challenge communities across the world.’
– Wendy Larner, Cardiff University, UK
Contributors include: Lauren Andres, Rendy Bayu Aditya, Matthew Broome, John R. Bryson, Paul Cairney, Surajit Chakravarty, Paul Chan, Jerry Chen, Hyunji Cho, May Chu, Francesca Chiara Ciccarelli, Patrick Diamond, Aksel Ersoy, Pol Fontanet-Perez, Lars Fuglsang, Sheena Gohal, William Graves, Steve Gulati, Andrew Herod, Martin Hurst, Rets’epile C. Kalaoane, Joshua Kearney, Willem K. Korthals Altes, Jonathan Kozar, Martin Laffin, Joanne Leach, Catherine Leviten-Reid, Tianzhu Liu, Carlo Luiu, Ilaria Mariotti, Abraham R. Matamanda, Chuck McShane, Romain Melot, Lucy Natarajan, Brenda Parker, Francis Pope, Jonathan Radcliffe, Louise Reardon, Luciano Cavalcante Siebert, Hannes Stephan, Pere Suau-Sanchez, Irina Timonina, Xosé H. Vázquez, Wouter Jan Verheul, Frédéric Wallet, Li Wan, Tong Wang, Barney Warf, Joanna Williams, Abi Woodward, Bernice Yanful, Godfrey Yeung, Yinghao Zhang

Preface: Pandemic Recovery? Reframing and Rescaling
Broader Societal Challenges xxi
Acknowledgements xxv
1 Introduction: shock chains and parallel shocks: towards
a social science of the recovery society 1
John R. Bryson, Lauren Andres, Aksel Ersoy and Louise Reardon

2 Shocks, recovery processes and cultivating urban
plasticity: a neuroplasticity-informed perspective on urban
resilience 27
Joshua Kearney, John R. Bryson, Matthew Broome,
Joanne Leach, Carlo Luiu, Francis Pope and Jonathan Radcliffe
3 Covid, telecommuting, and ethnic inequalities in the United States 42
Barney Warf
4 Addressing disparities and housing precarity: a pandemic
recovery agenda 61
Brenda Parker and Catherine Leviten-Reid
5 Women in the urban informal economy and pathways
towards inclusive cities 78
Rets’epile C. Kalaoane and Abraham R. Matamanda
6 The precariat and the age of permanent crisis: a research
agenda for urban planning in India 95
Surajit Chakravarty

7 The central and local state after Covid: contesting the
governance paradigm 113
Patrick Diamond and Martin Laffin
8 Food resilient urbanism: reconstructing hunger with NGOs 125
Lucy Natarajan, Hyunji Cho, Bernice Yanful and
Abigail Woodward
9 Work after COVID-19 – is it bringing us closer to
a post-carbon future? 140
Andrew Herod
10 Production space in the post-pandemic era: the intra-urban
evolution of office districts 152
William Graves, Chuck McShane and Jonathan Kozar
11 Strategic decoupling, selective decoupling or recoupling
of global supply chains in manufacturing GPNs during the
post-COVID-19 era 164
Godfrey Yeung

12 Artificial intelligence and post-pandemic recovery 178
Aksel Ersoy, Luciano Cavalcante Siebert, Tong Wang and
Paul Chan
13 Recovery from the pandemic: planning the
reterritorialisation of agricultural activities 187
Tianzhu Liu, Willem K. Korthals Altes, Frédéric Wallet
and Romain Melot
14 The intersecting political and health crises in Hong Kong
and the socio-economic and political consequences 199
May Chu
15 Remote work, coworking spaces, and wellbeing during the
COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: exploring peripheral
and rural areas 210

Francesca Chiara Ciccarelli and Ilaria Mariotti
16 What are the prospects of a just transition towards
sustainable climate change policies? The search for
practical lessons from policy studies 224
Paul Cairney, Irina Timonina and Hannes Stephan
17 The impact of the pandemic on circular innovation,
transitions and research 238
Joanna Williams and Rendy Bayu Aditya
18 Inflection points and discontinuities? Pandemic recovery,
experiential consumption, and the emergence of circular
economy retail business models 251
John R. Bryson and Yinghao Zhang
19 Flexible working and the future of urban mobility: a novel
conceptual framework 267
Li Wan and Jerry Chen
20 Sustainable aviation after COVID-19: will technology
save all, or a more radical change is required? 289
Pol Fontanet-Pérez, Pere Suau-Sanchez and Xosé H. Vázquez

21 Pandemic recovery? Reframing and rescaling societal challenges 304
Martin Hurst
22 Response, recovery and resilience: the role of healthcare leaders 314
Steve Gulati and Sheena Gohal
23 The magic of ordinary rather than extraordinary
resilience? Higher education and longer-term pandemic impacts 325
John R. Bryson, Lauren Andres, Aksel Ersoy and Louise Reardon
24 The value of public domain and placemaking rediscovered 336
Wouter J. Verheul
25 Comeback tourism: a critical research approach 350
Lars Fuglsang

26 Fragmented recoveries and proactive adaptability: new
paradigm shifts, and theoretical directions to unpacking
recovery processes and behavioural change 362
Lauren Andres, John R. Bryson, Aksel Ersoy and Louise Reardon

Index 385
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