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 […]

Small, local, open and connected: resilient systems and sustainable qualities

February 9, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Ezio Manzini How do we design a resilient socio-technical system? Let’s look to natural systems; their tolerance of breakdowns and their adaptation capacity (that is, their capability of sustaining over time) may give us […]

Energy innovation and traditional knowledge

January 25, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Kirsty Galloway McLean, Ameyali Ramos Castillo, Brendan Barrett Widespread heatwaves. Spiking temperatures. Uncontrollable wildfires. Unforeseen floods. Oppressive droughts. These kinds of extreme events are becoming the norm and, according to a growing body of […]

We must create a resilient economy

December 13, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Chris Milton “It’s the economy, stupid!”  Words which reverberate through modern society, like a long-hidden truth suddenly revealed.  But what exactly is the economy… and more importantly, how can we create a resilient economy? The problem […]

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 – […]

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, […]

Out of land and nowhere to go: occupying land in Cahabon, Guatemala

September 15, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Sam Jones Editor’s Note: Writing in the Guardian [The Great Imposters – August 6th, 2012], George Monbiot warned of the dangers of extending the market to encompass nature. In his article, he quoted Jean […]

Our cooperative Darwinian moment

September 3, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Richard Heinberg Evolution can be ruthless in eliminating the unfit. “Red in tooth and claw,” as Tennyson memorably described it; nature routinely sacrifices billions of individual organisms and sometimes entire species in the course […]

Situating climate change at the local level

August 23, 2012 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Dan Taylor Farmers throughout the world are acutely aware of changes in the weather of late, but there is considerable uncertainty whether this is indeed the result of climate change. While the evidence for […]

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