From the text:
“While [the use of 'resilience' in urbanisation] is now commonplace, it is often used in ill-defined, multiple and potentially incompatible ways. For example, resilience can be used to refer to a goal, as an analytical/operational framework, as a metaphor to link ecological and social systems, or as a (largely meaningless) buzzword.
The STEPS Centre's work in this area involves our ongoing project on 'uncertainty from below' (which includes a case on urban India) and past research on sustainability and the peri-urban interface in India.
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