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 […]

Energy innovation and traditional knowledge

January 25, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Kirsty Galloway McLean, Ameyali Ramos Castillo, Brendan Barrett Widespread heatwaves. Spiking temperatures. Uncontrollable wildfires. Unforeseen floods. Oppressive droughts. These kinds of extreme events are becoming the norm and, according to a growing body of […]

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013: Resilience and dynamism – how countries survive and thrive

January 18, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: W. Lee Howell In today’s world, where risks and their impacts are difficult to predict, the correct responses are uncertain, and no country solve every problem on its own, resilience and dynamism are key. […]

Burning Picassos for heat: Why we need to electrify transportation

January 12, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Kurt Cobb An oil executive once observed that burning oil for energy is like burning Picassos for heat. Oil is extraordinarily valuable as the basis for so many products we use every day that the thought […]

Underinvesting in resilience

January 11, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Michael Spence The hurricane on America’s eastern seaboard (which I experienced in lower Manhattan) adds to a growing collection of extreme weather events from which lessons should be drawn. Climate experts have long argued […]

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