Return to rural communities: resilience over efficiency

April 26, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Robert Blasiak Before moving, twelve years ago, to a village with a population of 1,230 deep in the Alps, Daniel and Johanna led a dual life in Zurich, Switzerland — accountants by day and […]

Food security and planetary boundaries

April 19, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Dr John Ingram of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) investigates the interactions between food security and the environmental boundaries that we must operate within to live sustainably. The ‘planetary boundaries’ concept […]

How to support resilient agriculture

April 13, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Sir Gordon Conway Durable food security and agricultural growth depend on development strategies with resilience built in from the start, says Sir Gordon Conway. Economic growth with resilience to environmental threats will be central […]

We must transition to a resilient electricity system

April 2, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Walt Patterson Three decades ago, in 1982, the American energy visionary Amory Lovins and his wife Hunter published Brittle Power, a study commissioned by the civil defence arm of the Pentagon. It was an alarming […]

Sustainable urban drainage and flood resilience

April 1, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Samir Jeraj Editor’s Note: Defra’s recently released Climate Change Risk Assessment for the UK cited flooding as the single biggest threat that climate change poses to the country. Despite this flood management at a […]