Gregor Mews


‘Resilient communities’ are in essence a concept based on three principles: perception (experience), conception (abstractions) and identification (memories). In the following I shall delve into these three dimensions which will be supported by a personal case study from Sierra Leone. The conclusion will be a reflection on the meaning of ‘resilient community’ within this specific context.


How to Cite
Mews, G. (2021) “Beyond the ‘I’”, The Journal of Public Space, 6(2). doi: 10.32891/jps.v6i2.1627.
Author Biography

Gregor Mews, University of the Sunshine Coast

Dr Gregor Mews, MURP (TU-Berlin), PhD EnvirDes (University of Canberra), MPIA, ISOCARP, is teaching and researching in Urban Design and Town Planning at the University of the Sunshine Coast, was the Executive Director of Urban Synergies Group, is a Co-Founder and Director of the Australian Institute of Play, a Steering Committee Member of UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign, a Council Board Member of City Space Architecture and an Advisory Board Member on research into practice of the Journal of Public Space.
He has led local, national and international projects in the nexus urban design and health, been an Urban Thinker voice for UN-Habitat and strategically to advocate for vulnerable population groups with impact transcending boundaries across the Global North and South and the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.