Understanding resilience: implications for the water sector

September 25, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Dr Heather Smith Policy rhetoric around water resources and infrastructure increasingly emphasises the need to promote ‘resilience’ within water and wastewater systems. This trend is particularly evident in countries such as the UK – […]

Just-in-time production is too brittle for our unstable world

June 10, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Samir Jeraj The ‘Just in Time’ model has become more and more popular around the globe as transport and communications technology has improved. However, two recent crises affecting the UK, the Icelandic ash cloud […]

The ‘enabling city’: enhancing creative community resilience

May 31, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Chiara Camponeschi 2007 marked a significant moment in human history; for the first time ever, more people lived in cities than in rural areas. Today, as an ‘urban species‘, we face the effects of […]

Dealing with flood against the tide of urbanisation in central Uganda

May 27, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: ‘Bob’ Munubi Abdallah ‘Bob’ Munubi Abdallah, shows how rapid population growth and urbanization can undermine resilience in spite of a good knowledge of the risks. The urban poor in some of the major urban […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Our oldest settlements have much to teach us about modern urban resilience

February 2, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler What makes a city resilient? This is an important question for the urban planners and policymakers who are designing the cities of the future. They are cities that must serve the needs […]

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