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 […]

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 […]

What is resilience and why does it matter?

February 22, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Put simply resilience is the ability of a system to absorb shock and carry on performing the function that it was designed to do. The system can be anything from global supply […]

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 […]

Tall stories: who are we building for?

December 22, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Jeremy Bugler Not long ago I was in Marseilles, looking at a housing block.  That doesn’t sound as though I’d made the most exciting of choices in this notoriously sinful city, but then this […]

A tale of two storms: fragility and resilience in the food supply of New York

November 30, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Thomas Forster In the wake of severe weather events that struck New York City and the region around it from tropical storm Irene in August 2011, and just now from hurricane Sandy in 2012, […]

Making our coastal cities resilient cannot wait

November 16, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributors: Richard Florida & Sara Johnson Millions upon millions of people live in coastal cities — not just New York and the Boston-Washington corridor, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and New Orleans, but also many […]

Can cities be both ‘sustainable’ and ‘resilient’?

October 23, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: David Biello If you’ve successfully flushed a toilet recently, then you appreciate (at least subconsciously) the workings of a good sewer system. Waste disappears, no matter what time of day or night, or what […]

New York adopts a flexible resilience approach to address climate risk

October 12, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler New York is one of the world’s great cities; towering sky-scrapers, major roads and large infrastructure developments abound in one of the most important global hubs for international business and commerce. In […]

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