This paper outlines the development of a conceptual framework to assess resilience in the context of community-led initiatives in rural areas. Community resilience is constructed as a method with which to analyse capacity-building for community and individual scales. Through research into community led broadband initiatives the framework identifies key stages in the organisation process and feedback loops that inform community actions. The analysis is based on primary data, as well as on past research and models of resilience. Areas for capacity-building are identified through which community practitioners can trace the creation and enhancement of resilience characteristics. This paper concludes with a discussion of future work, and the applicability of the framework across a broader spectrum of initiatives for identifying resilience.
|Title of host publication||XXVth Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Rural resilience and vulnerability: The rural as locus of solidarity and conflict in times of crisis|
|Place of Publication||Pisa (Italy)|
|Publisher||Laboratorio di studi rurali SISMONDI|
|Number of pages||2|
|ISBN (Electronic)||978 8 8908 9600 2|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jul 2013|
|Event||XXVESRS Congress - Florence, Italy|
Duration: 29 Jul 2013 → 1 Aug 2013
|Period||29/07/13 → 1/08/13|
Heesen, F. H. (2013). Developing a resilience framework to assess rural community-led initiatives. In XXVth Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology: Rural resilience and vulnerability: The rural as locus of solidarity and conflict in times of crisis (pp. 119-120). Pisa (Italy): Laboratorio di studi rurali SISMONDI.