Without adequate interventions by a network of public, community, private and citizen actors, crises accentuate vulnerabilities and social inequalities. To support equitable and sustainable recovery, the Cité-ID Living Lab uses the concepts of build back better, collective learning, and social capital to improve recovery capacities before and after crises occur.
The principle of “building back better” in collective recovery views the post-crisis period as an opportunity to reduce pre-existing vulnerabilities and promote equity and inclusion. To this end, Cité-ID supports organizations and inter-organizational networks through action research to draw out collective learning and institutionalize lessons learned, notably through debriefing exercises.
Moreover, social ties in a society are strongly linked to collective resilience capacities. Social ties, also known as social capital, refer to individual behaviors and attitudes towards social relationships, from which they derive individual benefits and generate collective benefits. These social ties, developed prior to crises, play a key role in community recovery
- Social Ties and Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Collective Recovery : the case of Québec City
- Recovery Improvement Project
- Recover collectively from crises: the case of Quebec City
- Social ties and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic (Summary)
- Creating a Community of Practice on Post-Crisis Recovery (Report)
- Social Capital as an Innovative Vehicle for Urban Resilience (Summary)