The road to ‘local green recovery’: signposts from COVID-19 lockdown life in the UK
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AbstractResponding to the conspicuous absence of reference to the local scale in national and global discourses of ‘green recovery’ from COVID-19, this paper articulates a series of interlinked research agendas united by a focus on what a ‘green recovery’ might involve at a local scale within the context of the United Kingdom. We argue that geography as a discipline is particularly well placed to contribute to theoretical and practical framings of ‘green recovery’ as manifested at and through a range of scales, including the micro (individual), meso (household) and what we term ‘meso+’ (neighbourhood). Specifically, we signpost what might be considered ‘green shoots’ worthy of urgent empirical investigation – shifts in everyday life and practice catalysed by COVID-19 and with the potential to underpin longer-lasting transformations towards socially, economically and environmentally sustainable localities.
CitationCollins, R., & Welsh, K. (2022). The road to ‘local green recovery’: Signposts from COVID-19 lockdown life in the UK. Area, 54(3), 451-459. https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12780
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