Risk and resilience management in co-production

Coaffee, J., Porto de Albuquerque, J. and Pitidis, V. (2020) Risk and resilience management in co-production. In: Loeffler, E. and Bovaird, T. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Co-Production of Public Services and Outcomes. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 541-558. ISBN 9783030537050 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-53705-0_28)

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This chapter focuses upon the potential of co-production in research linked to risk and resilience. Specifically, it proposes the need to see resilience practice as co-production and illustrates the argument with reflections from the Waterproofing Data project, which investigated water-related risks, with a focus on social and cultural aspects of data practices. The chapter describes how the project adopted a dialogic approach and developed innovative methods around data practices into a method that reframed citizen sensing as a critical pedagogical process. Here the engagement of residents of urban poor neighbourhoods in Brazil was central for a process of research co-production together with a multidisciplinary research team and stakeholders of local governmental and non-governmental organisations involved in disaster risk reduction. Ultimately, we argue that co-production is a necessary ingredient in research looking to transform governance and decision-making in how we respond, in a flexible way, to risks and crisis.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Porto de Albuquerque, Professor Joao
Authors: Coaffee, J., Porto de Albuquerque, J., and Pitidis, V.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Published Online:24 November 2020

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