Historical memory: an opportunity to build resilience

December 23, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Pablo Fernandez S. and Carolina Alvarez-Vergnani For centuries human migration has been used as an adaptation strategy. Moving from one place to another, often for environmental reasons, has allowed populations to thrive in the […]

Measuring community resilience: implications for development aid

November 20, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Molly Jones A staggering amount of development dollars – one in three, in fact – are lost due to natural disasters and crises. Certain communities are less affected than others by such disasters; they are more resilient. Knowing […]

The end of sustainability?

October 4, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Ken Banks One of the most interesting comments I’ve read for while came in this article by Andrew Zolli for the New York Times. Written in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy late last year, […]

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 […]

Who needs money anyway? towards resilience, sustainability, and a healthier means of exchange

July 9, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Ken Banks We pay too little attention to the reserve power of the people to take care of themselves. We are too solicitous for government intervention, on the theory, first, that the people themselves […]

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 […]

The importance of local knowledge in finding resilient solutions to environmental problems

May 14, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Pablo Fernández Lavalle is a rural district situated in the north east of Mendoza, Argentine. Surrounded by beautiful desert landscapes this place has, for many years, been home to the Huarpes, one of the […]

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013: Resilience and dynamism – how countries survive and thrive

January 18, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: W. Lee Howell In today’s world, where risks and their impacts are difficult to predict, the correct responses are uncertain, and no country solve every problem on its own, resilience and dynamism are key. […]

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 […]

How to make the cloud more sustainable and resilient

October 26, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Eirikur Hrafnsson Simply moving to the cloud isn’t an environmental strategy. Now, says Eirikur Hrafnsson of GreenQloud, the conversation has shifted to how we can make the cloud more resilient. It’s no big secret […]

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