Resilience and the fragile city

January 5, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: John de Boer United Nations University Over the past 40 years, the urban population in lower income and fragile countries has increased by an astonishing 326 percent. Continuing population growth and urbanisation are projected to add another […]

What social insects can teach us about resilient infrastructure

January 4, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Eliza Middleton Accidents, natural disasters and random or targeted attacks can cripple human infrastructure. Our transportation networks, supply chains and communication networks are increasing in size and becoming more complex as our populations grow. How […]

China’s fight against desertification should not be done at the cost of water security

December 22, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Kai Schwärzel United Nations University For the first time, China has hosted a major global event on desertification and land degradation, COP13 — the 13th meeting of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The […]

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and local currencies

December 18, 2017 Get Resilient 5

Contributor: Tad Montgomery The Seven Social Sins of the World: Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Knowledge without character Commerce without morality Science without humanity Worship without sacrifice Politics without principle — given by Mohandas Gandhi […]

5 insights for addressing borderless climate risks

December 13, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor Kevin M. Adams Borderless climate risks have the potential to severely hamper or completely roll-back progress made on building resilience through climate change adaptation. Can they be addressed in the follow-up of the Paris […]

2017 set to break record for number of billion-dollar weather disasters in the US

November 1, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler 2017 may end up being the most costly year on record for climate and weather disasters, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), the U.S.’s scorekeeper for recording and calculating the […]

Shock decline in flying insects

October 16, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Tim Radford The mass of flying insects in parts of Germany has fallen by three-quarters in the last 27 years. Since the territories sampled were all nature reserves in some way protected from pesticides and […]

The chokepoints that threaten the global food trade

October 13, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Gracie Pearsall A recent report published by the UK think-tank, Chatham House, has identified 14 critical locations that, while integral to global food trade, are also extremely at risk to the effects of climate change. The report […]

Is Syria’s war linked to climate change?

September 18, 2017 Get Resilient 0

By Lina Eklund, Lund University and Darcy Thompson, Lund University The Syrian civil war has raged for more than six years now. You’ve probably heard the following story linking it to climate change: an intense drought, made more likely thanks to global […]

How resilient is Game of Thrones’ Winterfell?

August 14, 2017 Get Resilient 0

While in the midst of preparations for an upcoming disaster at Winterfell, Sansa Stark displays true Chief Resilience Officer capabilities. Who would have expected modern-day resilience concepts in Game of Thrones?  

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