Perceptions of food security, fragility and resilience

February 22, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Misha Lepetich A recent food security panel held by Columbia University’s Earth Institute hosted a rich discussion about a wide range of food security matters. But it is important to look at not just the very […]

What is resilience and why does it matter?

February 22, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Put simply resilience is the ability of a system to absorb shock and carry on performing the function that it was designed to do. The system can be anything from global supply […]

Horsemeat and the resilience of food supply chains

February 10, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler As the horsemeat scandal gallops on apace and we learn that as well as worrying about the amount of sugar in meat products we are also to be concerned about their Shergar […]

Small, local, open and connected: resilient systems and sustainable qualities

February 9, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Ezio Manzini How do we design a resilient socio-technical system? Let’s look to natural systems; their tolerance of breakdowns and their adaptation capacity (that is, their capability of sustaining over time) may give us […]