Climate change resilience under stress

September 4, 2015 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Jim Jarvie An advisory released this August by the US National Weather Service warned this year’s El Niño could be among the strongest ever recorded, lasting well into the first few months of 2016. Facing an El Niño of this […]

Balancing efficiency and resilience: a recipe for systems that last

August 2, 2015 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Ella Jamsin Over the course of evolution, ecosystems have perfected their strategies for long-term prosperity, in particular by balancing efficiency with what makes systems resilient to perturbations. After over four billion years of natural […]

Rolling to resilience: how did skateboarding help make cities more flood resilient?

June 5, 2015 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Alastair Baglee Skateboarding and climate change resilience; what on earth can these two activities have in common? The story of skateboarding is more closely linked to climate extremes than you might think… here’s how. […]

Could climate change cause the next financial crash?

August 1, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler The impacts of the global financial crash are still being felt around the world. But even as fragile economies are barely beginning their slow stutter towards growth, we may be heading towards […]

Resilient cities: how do you build a city that lasts?

July 21, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: The Urbanist Seeking out stories of strong leadership, the right infrastructure and communities whose bonds endure catastrophe, Monocle‘s The Urbanist podcast visits San Francisco, Da Nang, Hong Kong and Calgary. Editor’s note: some listeners have reported difficulties […]

The rise of resilience: Linking resilience and sustainability in city planning

June 10, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Dr Timon McPhearson Cities around the world are making plans, developing agendas, and articulating goals for urban resilience, but is urban resilience really possible? Resilience to what, for what, and for whom? Additionally, resilience is […]

To build climate resilience cities must assess diverse drivers of vulnerability

May 11, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Diane Archer As the most densely populated places on Earth, cities and towns concentrate risk from climatic events such as floods, storms and heat waves. But that doesn’t mean risk is spread evenly across […]

Podcast: Stefan Denig, urban specialist at Siemens, on the new ‘Toolkit for Resilient Cities’

November 3, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler It is becoming increasingly clear that cities are important arenas for climate change adaptation. Building urban resilience to climate impacts will be vital to ensure that ever-growing populations and businesses and infrastructure […]

Twelve policies to boost innovation, resilience and prosperity in cities

October 2, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Kelly McCartney Cities are ripe with sharing opportunities. That’s kind of the point of cities, when you think about it. Shared infrastructure, culture, and space are why cities are dynamos of the economy. And when citizens and […]

Resilient cities need social infrastructure too

August 12, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Megan Marini Forget sustainability. Resilience is becoming the new buzzword. Hurricane Sandy’s $50 billion worth of damage in New York City has laid bare the very real cost to cities around the world grappling with […]

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