Towards the end of 207, third year student, Evangelos Pitidis, participated in a City Resilience Development event in Thessaloniki, Greece. During this event, he had the chance to conduct face to face interviews with participants, which contribute to his PhD research.
Thessaloniki, after finishing the first two phases of its participation in the 100 Resilient Cities Programme became a member of an elite group of pioneering cities both in Europe and around the world implementing resilient practices. As part of this development, the city was chosen, along with 6 more European cities, to participate in the third phase of the Smart Mature Resilience project, where a framework for resilient governance already developed during the first two phases, will be implemented.
Evangelos says, “during my visit, I had a chance to meet the people that developed the framework and discuss with the city officials about the changes resilience principles bring to the ways the city is being governed”.
See here for more information on this event.
Words by Evangelos Pitidis and Vikki Houlden.
This activity, through the Centre for Doctoral Training in Urban Science and Progress, Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities is supported by a UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant number: EP/L016400/1