How Freiburg became a leader in urban resilience

June 14, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Samir Jeraj The City of Freiburg in Germany has been nominated for an award for its use of long-term planning to create an environmentally and socially sustainable city. The World Habitat Awards are held annually by […]

Locally owned businesses can help communities thrive — and survive climate change

May 28, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Stacy Mitchell Cities, where small, locally owned businesses account for a relatively large share of the economy, have stronger social networks, more engaged citizens, and better success solving problems, according to several recently published […]

The importance of local knowledge in finding resilient solutions to environmental problems

May 14, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Pablo Fernández Lavalle is a rural district situated in the north east of Mendoza, Argentine. Surrounded by beautiful desert landscapes this place has, for many years, been home to the Huarpes, one of the […]

Video: Watch Johan Rockström explain how resilience will redefine sustainable development

April 25, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Johan Rockström, Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, explains why we must redefine sustainable development and develop Sustainable Development Goals that link poverty eradication to the protection of Earth’s life support. Following […]

Green versus grey: Nature’s solutions to infrastructure demands

April 12, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributors: John Talberth, Erin Gray, Logan Yonavjak & Todd Gartner Substitution of nature’s services with technological alternatives has been pursued with almost religious zeal as societies have industrialized over the past three centuries. But the […]

What SimCity teaches us about real cities of the future

March 24, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Adam Sneed During Herman Cain’s brief moment as the leader of the Republican primary pack in late 2011, his iconic “999” tax plan got its fair share of criticism from pundits and analysts. But […]

The new energy ROI: Resilience, Optionality, Intelligence

March 15, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Michael Liebreich In March 2005 I wrote the following: “In 1934, Aldo Leopold, a young professor at the University of Wisconsin and one of the pioneering figures of the environmental movement, tried to recreate […]

When regimes shift: the algal invasions of the Caribbean Sea

March 8, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler White sandy beaches, crystal clear seas, coral reefs and guaranteed sunshine. These are the natural assets that ensure that tourists continue to flock to the Islands of the Caribbean. But over the […]

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 […]

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