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.”
Articles: resilience (52)
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.
Cities may be our best hope for making meaningful progress in the area of sustainability.
What if Icarus’ father—knowing his son would fly too close to the sun—had made the wings he designed more resilient?
In modern economic thought, efficiency is paramount. The goal of economic systems, and entities within those systems, is to maximize efficiency.
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.
Resilience Practice ably picks up where Resilience Thinking (2010) left off.
Resilience...is the capacity to make ongoing adjustments to changing political, economic, and ecological conditions.
This raises the question: To what extent can the Transition movement avoid the pain, hardship, and conflict historically associated with significant social movements...?
Resilience thinking is a complement to sustainability, not a substitute.