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Resilience in the post-welfare inner city: Voluntary sector geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney

Geoffrey DeVerteuil


The focal point for this book is on the ‘how’ of resilience, the on-the-ground processes surrounding the fate of residual inner-city areas deemed ‘service hubs’ (e.g. clusters of voluntary sector organizations) faced with the threat of gentrification-induced displacement. Put as a question, what accounts for their resilience when other arrangements of collective consumption (especially social housing) have been severely curtailed or fallen by the wayside entirely? After all, even those most convinced of pervasive neoliberalism acknowledge that residual mechanisms of support, survival and ‘stay ... More

Keywords: resilience, inner city, comparative urbanism, voluntary sector, neoliberalism, gentrification, displacement, commons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447316558
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447316558.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey DeVerteuil, author
Cardiff University, UK