Resettlement as transformation
Contributed session - Social-ecological transformations for sustainability
Room 31 (26)
11:30 - 13:00
Chair/s:
Helen Adams
Involuntary resettlements are deliberate actions, often decided upon by a few external actors, implemented for positive objectives but with unpredictable outcomes. Thus, they represent a microcosm to understand trade-offs and uncertainties in transformation. Disaster and development related resettlement are common, yet mechanisms to use resettlement for positive change remain opaque, in a world where climate change will increasingly render places uninhabitable. A resilience framework represents an opportunity to fully explore the dynamics of such change – in structure and function at multiple scales, and the impact of such change on all groups affected, whether directing the transformation or not.
Christopher Lyon
University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
Anwara Begum 1, Ricardo Safra de Campos 2
1 Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2 University of Exeter, exeter, United Kingdom