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 […]

Philanthropy’s new bottom line: a more sustainable capitalism

March 28, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Alejandro Litovsky & Caroline Hartnell It’s time to look at investment and social-ecological resilience—not just as philanthropists and impact investors but as a species. One of the worst consequences of the current financial crisis […]

Enhancing resilience through community land ownership

March 26, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Six farmers share equal grazing rights to a piece of common land, all decide to exploit the pastures by grazing as many sheep as they can on the land. The total number […]

Diversity and the resilience of the UK food system

March 17, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Feeding a growing population is one of the world’s greatest challenges. But food systems in the UK and in other developed nations like it are expected to do far more than merely […]

Building the resilient city-region

March 14, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: André Sorensen It seems so obvious, and so common sense, that given the enormous risks and costs associated with climate change, rising sea levels, species extinction, desertification, topsoil depletion, social polarization, toxic accumulation, and […]

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 […]

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