Resilient politics?

September 23, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Samir Jeraj ‘Resilience’ is both about adapting to change and creating institutions that can survive extreme events. So, what do resilient political institutions look like in a modern democracy? Democracy, it has been said, […]

Early warning signs: maths and sudden shifts

July 29, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: George Sugihara Rapid shifts are the hallmarks of climate change, epileptic seizures, financial crises and fishery collapses. Deep mathematical principles tie these events together. At a closed meeting held in Boston in October 2009, […]

How to apply resilience thinking – in Australia and beyond

June 25, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Brian Walker Resilience, in the context of the earth’s ecosystems, is defined as the capacity to absorb a shock, reorganize, and continue to function as before. This basic ability is often taken for granted […]

The globalisation of vulnerability

June 15, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Ben Ramalingam Most analysts agree that globalisation has become more intensive and dramatic in recent decades because of advances in technology, communications, science and transportation. While it can be a catalyst for development and […]

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 […]

Return to rural communities: resilience over efficiency

April 26, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Robert Blasiak Before moving, twelve years ago, to a village with a population of 1,230 deep in the Alps, Daniel and Johanna led a dual life in Zurich, Switzerland — accountants by day and […]

We must transition to a resilient electricity system

April 2, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Walt Patterson Three decades ago, in 1982, the American energy visionary Amory Lovins and his wife Hunter published Brittle Power, a study commissioned by the civil defence arm of the Pentagon. It was an alarming […]

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. […]

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