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Resilience in the face of Climate Change   

Resilience is a common principal of permaculture, says Dave Boehnlein, co-author of the book Practical Permaculture.

Little Normals

Resilience means seeking out the little normals – the constants in human nature, including the behaviors, institutions, and durable scales, that have stood the test of time – and reengaging with them meaningfully.

Sailors and Solomon Islanders: Working together to take on Climate Change

After two weeks of workshops and meetings, this group had come up with their Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the village. 

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?

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