COLLOQUIUM – The socio-economic dimension in resilience studies in Latin America

The first week of December 2016 I was kindly invited by prof. Dr. Matthias Kiese, from the Institute of Geography at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, to give a lecture on urban resilience. I was for long having the wish to talk about Patagonia again, so this was the perfect occasion. Based on the example of the socio-ecological system of Punta Arenas, the southernmost continental Latin American city, in the presentation I have illustrated how the socio-economic dimension plays a fundamental role in the long-term resilience.

In the second part, I presented a heat vulnerability index developed for the city of Santiago de Chile. I have spent a wonderful time in Bochum. Thank you very much Mat for this kind invitation!


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