Professor Simin Davoudi (UK)

RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research is pleased to invite you to Professor Simin Davoudi’s public lecture: Resilience and Territorial Cohesion: Complementary or Contradictory Concepts?

Professor Davoudi is an RMIT University Visiting International Fellow for 2015.

Seminar brief

In this lecture, Simin will discuss the relationship between ‘resilience’ and ‘territorial cohesion’ by providing an overview of their origins, their multiple meanings and their ideological underpinnings. Simin will argue that although territorial cohesion and resilience have different genealogies and are associated with different political philosophies, their applications in social and spatial policies have a great deal in common.

More about Simin

Simin Davoudi is Professor of Environment Policy and Planning in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Newcastle, UK, and Associate Director of the Newcastle Institute for Sustainability. Highly regarded for her work on ‘evolutionary resilience’, Professor Davoudi is a past president of the Association of European Planning Schools (AESOP).



RMIT City campus, Building 80 (Level 2, Room 7), 445 Swanston Street


Wednesday 2 December, 5.30pm – 7.00pm


Free entry, booking essential