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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.

Living and Breathing in a 'Black Swan' World

Resilience...is the capacity to make ongoing adjustments to changing political, economic, and ecological conditions.

The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence - Part 2

This raises the question: To what extent can the Transition movement avoid the pain, hardship, and conflict historically associated with significant social movements...?

Sustainability vs. Resilience

Resilience thinking is a complement to sustainability, not a substitute.

The End of Sustainability

The time has come for us to collectively reexamine — and ultimately move past — the concept of sustainability.

Sustainability, Resilience and Adaptability as Guiding Principles

An important part of many worldviews are key words that embody guiding principles. Freedom, liberty and justice represent three such words in the US, and in this post I’d like to explore a few that act as guiding principles in more limited contexts: sustainability, resilience and …

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