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Resilience: A New Conservation Strategy for a Warming World

As climate change puts ecosystems and species at risk, conservationists are turning to a new approach: preserving those landscapes that are most likely to endure as the world warms.

Beyond Resilience

Restoring land to health means trying to return it to something like normal ecological conditions. But what if the definition of normal changes in the meantime?

The Power of Pattern Languages

Why are most meetings, conferences and other deliberative processes so bad?

Is “resilience” the new sustainababble?

Suddenly, “resilience” is everywhere. It’s the subject of serious books and breezy news articles, of high-minded initiatives and of many, many conferences. After Superstorm Sandy, it was triumphantly plastered on city buses, declaring New Jersey “A State of Resilience.”

Retrieval, Resilience, and Wild Planning

Resilience must be a central concept for retrieval – that is, for the capacity of communities to bring something humanly habitable out on the other side of the unpredictable stresses and dangers to which climate change will (now unavoidably) expose us.

Why Cities Can (and Should) Lead the Sustainable Consumption Movement

Cities may be our best hope for making meaningful progress in the area of sustainability.

Learning from Icarus

What if Icarus’ father—knowing his son would fly too close to the sun—had made the wings he designed more resilient?

Efficiency as a Vice

In modern economic thought, efficiency is paramount. The goal of economic systems, and entities within those systems, is to maximize efficiency.

Why Resilience?

While there are many definitions of resilience, it can generally be defined as the capacity for a system to survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change and uncertainty.

Review: Practicing, Not Preaching: A Helpful Guide for Resilience Practitioners

Resilience Practice ably picks up where Resilience Thinking (2010) left off.

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