Profile of Ms Rachna Leveque University College London

Rachna Leveque

I am an architect turned urban planner, retuned to academia after 8 years in industry. My doctoral research investigates the processes of city transformation and how governance can make cities more adaptable to change. I am using the theories of social-ecological resilience as a starting point for my research.

General research interests

I am interested in the complex issues around city level development and planning. I am particularly interested in how cities respond and adapt to social, economic and demographic change that occurs over a relatively short period of time (5-30 years).

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

A framework for delivering Spatial Planning and Governance for Urban Resilience

Latest deposited documents

Top-down resilience: Where should cities target their efforts? Planning for adaptive capacity image
Top-down resilience: Where should cities target their efforts? Planning for adaptive capacity (October 2012)

ContextThe term ‘social-ecological system' is increasingly applied to cities and urban regions (Alessa et al. 2009; Coelho & Ruth 2006;...

Top-down resilience: where should cities target their efforts? image
Top-down resilience: where should cities target their efforts? (February 2012)

ContextThe term ‘social-ecological system' is increasingly applied to cities and urban regions (Alessa et al. 2009; Coelho & Ruth 2006;...