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 […]

Fixing food and farming with a true-cost economy

September 13, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Brent Blackwelder Pending farm legislation in Congress could eliminate food stamps ($80 billion worth of support per year) for families in need, while increasing subsidies for very large farm operations. Programs to promote stewardship […]

Perceptions of food security, fragility and resilience

February 22, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Misha Lepetich A recent food security panel held by Columbia University’s Earth Institute hosted a rich discussion about a wide range of food security matters. But it is important to look at not just the very […]

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, […]

The world’s shrinking food basket: why it is critical we increase crop diversity

October 5, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Michelle Kovacevic In the 1970’s a fungal blight outbreak ravaged cornfields across the United States, destroying 50 percent of the country’s maize crops and shaking the stock market as the most economically devastating field […]

Population pressures: the species that ate itself to extinction?

August 19, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Jeremy Bugler Ancient philosophers may have mused about how many angels could stand on the top of a pin. The modern question is how many people should stand on the planet, for its health […]

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 […]

Climate, food and the connectivity paradox

June 4, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Mark Notaras At the most basic level, climate changes that cause world surface temperatures to rise are rooted in increased fossil emissions in the atmosphere. Total fossil fuel emissions are a function of key […]

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