Geran-Marko Miletić: Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb, Croatia

My name is Geran-Marko Miletić. I am a sociologist and I work as a senior scientific associate at the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb, Croatia. My research interests are broadly concerned with the sociology of settlements and social aspects of local development. However, neighbourhood social cohesion, local social relationships and community wellbeing in areas with larger density of second homes are topics that have been attracting me for a long time. So far, I have been involved in two projects regarding second home development in Croatia. In the first project, conducted 15 years ago, I was engaged as a young researcher, and that project provided the starting point for my PhD thesis titled ‘Social Aspects of Second Home Use in Croatia’. The second project titled ‘Second Homes and Social Sustainability of Local Communities in Croatia’ ended in 2017, and I was the principal investigator for this project. Lue loppuun

”Social resilience has been relatively underexplored”

Blogiin_0803My name is Agatha Herman and I am a Lecturer in Human Geography & Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading (UK). This is my second time as a Visiting Scholar at the Ruralia Institute and I’m glad to be back! The clean air, green landscapes and open skies around Seinäjoki have combined with the interesting work being done in the Institute to make for a stimulating yet also strangely relaxing month. Lue loppuun