From efficiency to resilience

February 16, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Deborah Frieze The following is adapted from Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now, by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze. Efficiency has long been the holy grail of the industrial age. […]

How does a society become resilient?

February 15, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Jeremy Bugler In recent years, two of the world’s most advanced countries have faced major traumatic shocks. One of the societies, despite losing much of its power generation, remained a model of quiet and […]

Resilience in the modern society: Lessons from Japan’s earthquake

February 10, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Joe Mazzarella As Japan struggled to combat the predations of a massive earthquake and tsunami, the forces of chaos have offered up another sober warning that societies are fragile. The everyday certainty and reliability […]

Geoengineering: how resilience can reframe the debate

February 9, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Our collective inability to turn promises into meaningful action on climate change has meant that many people feel that it may not be possible to keep global average temperatures below 2 degrees […]

Shifting the thinking: a ‘Transition’ take on resilience

February 8, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler The ‘Transition Towns’ movement is a global initiative whose aim is to help communities become more sustainable and manage a transition to a world where oil is no longer the dominant source […]

Resilience is absent from the debate on nuclear power

February 3, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler The argument over whether or not the UK should invest in a new generation of nuclear power has been jolted into life again thanks to climate change and the urgent necessity to […]

Our oldest settlements have much to teach us about modern urban resilience

February 2, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler What makes a city resilient? This is an important question for the urban planners and policymakers who are designing the cities of the future. They are cities that must serve the needs […]