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The Octagon Values Model: community resilience and coastal regeneration

McElduff, Linda, Peel, Deborah, Ritchie, Heather and Lloyd, Greg (2016) The Octagon Values Model: community resilience and coastal regeneration. Urban, Planning and Transport Research: An Open Access Journal, 4 (1). pp. 1-25. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21650020.2015.1124735

DOI: 10.1080/21650020.2015.1124735


This paper considers efforts to build community resilience through bottom-up responses to socioeconomic and environmental change in coastal communities on the island of Ireland. The discussion adds to a growing body of research which suggests that regeneration initiatives which do not consider a community’s resilience to change will fail to catalyse the changes needed to put that place on a more sustainable trajectory. The Octagon Values Model is presented as a heuristic device for exploring this potentially complimentary and co-influencing relationship between regeneration and resilience building. When applied to two case studies of coastal Transition Towns, the Model illustrates how, in practical terms, resilience may be used to tap into personal concerns to mobilise civil engagement in specific local regeneration initiatives. The discussion highlights some of the perennial practical obstacles confronting voluntary based, community-level activities which raise questions for the generation of proactive community resilience responses and modes of governance. In capturing environmental, economic, social and governance value domains, the Octagon Values Model illustrates that reconciling values and resource use is critical to both regeneration and resilience ambitions.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Octagon Values Model; resilience; regeneration; community-based governance; coast
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Research on Property and Planning (RPP)
Built Environment Research Institute
ID Code:36442
Deposited By: Miss Linda McElduff
Deposited On:19 Dec 2016 10:15
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:26

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