What makes a resilient city?

January 16, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Danial Hoornweg, Corporate Knights This article first appeared on Corporate Knights and is republished here under CC 4.0. To view it in its natural habitat please click here. In the heat and stink of the […]

Six takeaways from Zurich Insurance’s position on climate change

January 13, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Global insurance giant Zurich, one of the world’s largest companies, has published its updated position on climate change. The view of large insurance companies on the potential impact of climate change is particularly […]

Live discussion: closing the gender gap for a more resilient world

January 12, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, our friends at the excellent website zilient.org are hosting an expert panel to discuss how achieving parity between women and men would boost the resilience of societies and economies […]

Batman’s Gotham City provides test case for community resilience model

January 9, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Anne Manning, Colorado State University If a community is resilient, it can withstand and recover from an unanticipated disaster, like an earthquake, fire or flood. But since every disaster and every community is unique, a […]

The $300 bean stew: report uncovers huge disparity in affordability of food around the world

January 9, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: The World Food Programme The cost of a plate of food in the world’s poorest countries can reach hundreds of US dollars in purchasing power equivalent, new research from the World Food Programme has […]

Resilience and the fragile city

January 5, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: John de Boer United Nations University Over the past 40 years, the urban population in lower income and fragile countries has increased by an astonishing 326 percent. Continuing population growth and urbanisation are projected to add another […]

What social insects can teach us about resilient infrastructure

January 4, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Eliza Middleton Accidents, natural disasters and random or targeted attacks can cripple human infrastructure. Our transportation networks, supply chains and communication networks are increasing in size and becoming more complex as our populations grow. How […]

China’s fight against desertification should not be done at the cost of water security

December 22, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Kai Schwärzel United Nations University For the first time, China has hosted a major global event on desertification and land degradation, COP13 — the 13th meeting of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The […]

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and local currencies

December 18, 2017 Get Resilient 1

Contributor: Tad Montgomery The Seven Social Sins of the World: Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Knowledge without character Commerce without morality Science without humanity Worship without sacrifice Politics without principle — given by Mohandas Gandhi […]

5 insights for addressing borderless climate risks

December 13, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor Kevin M. Adams Borderless climate risks have the potential to severely hamper or completely roll-back progress made on building resilience through climate change adaptation. Can they be addressed in the follow-up of the Paris […]

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