We must create a resilient economy

December 13, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Chris Milton “It’s the economy, stupid!”  Words which reverberate through modern society, like a long-hidden truth suddenly revealed.  But what exactly is the economy… and more importantly, how can we create a resilient economy? The problem […]

A tale of two storms: fragility and resilience in the food supply of New York

November 30, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Thomas Forster In the wake of severe weather events that struck New York City and the region around it from tropical storm Irene in August 2011, and just now from hurricane Sandy in 2012, […]

Making our coastal cities resilient cannot wait

November 16, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributors: Richard Florida & Sara Johnson Millions upon millions of people live in coastal cities — not just New York and the Boston-Washington corridor, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and New Orleans, but also many […]

Utilities and us: toward an energy ‘ecosystem’

November 13, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Phil Carson As a nor’easter carrying snow further delayed the remaining work in restoring power to homes and businesses in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy, and grid resiliency will remain a hot topic for […]

How to make the cloud more sustainable and resilient

October 26, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Eirikur Hrafnsson Simply moving to the cloud isn’t an environmental strategy. Now, says Eirikur Hrafnsson of GreenQloud, the conversation has shifted to how we can make the cloud more resilient. It’s no big secret […]

Can cities be both ‘sustainable’ and ‘resilient’?

October 23, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: David Biello If you’ve successfully flushed a toilet recently, then you appreciate (at least subconsciously) the workings of a good sewer system. Waste disappears, no matter what time of day or night, or what […]

New York adopts a flexible resilience approach to address climate risk

October 12, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler New York is one of the world’s great cities; towering sky-scrapers, major roads and large infrastructure developments abound in one of the most important global hubs for international business and commerce. In […]

The world’s shrinking food basket: why it is critical we increase crop diversity

October 5, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Michelle Kovacevic In the 1970’s a fungal blight outbreak ravaged cornfields across the United States, destroying 50 percent of the country’s maize crops and shaking the stock market as the most economically devastating field […]

Understanding resilience: implications for the water sector

September 25, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Dr Heather Smith Policy rhetoric around water resources and infrastructure increasingly emphasises the need to promote ‘resilience’ within water and wastewater systems. This trend is particularly evident in countries such as the UK – […]

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