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 […]

Food systems will not adapt to climate change without seed diversity warns new report

December 10, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Global food systems will struggle to adapt to climate change unless urgent action is taken to increase seed diversity, warn advocacy and environmental groups. In a recent report, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance […]

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 […]

Podcast: Stefan Denig, urban specialist at Siemens, on the new ‘Toolkit for Resilient Cities’

November 3, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler It is becoming increasingly clear that cities are important arenas for climate change adaptation. Building urban resilience to climate impacts will be vital to ensure that ever-growing populations and businesses and infrastructure […]

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 […]

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 […]

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