The Resilience Imperative

“[The authors] argue that with more integration and cooperation between businesses, governments and communities, a more sustainable economy is possible.” —The Environmental Magazine We find ourselves between a rock and a hot place—compelled by the intertwined forces of peak oil and climate change to reinvent our economic life at a much more local and regional scale. The Resilience Imperative argues for a major SEE (social, ecological, economic) change as a prerequisite for replacing the paradigm of limitless economic growth with a more decentralized, cooperative, steady-state economy. The authors present a comprehensive series of strategic questions within the broad areas of: Energy sufficiency Local food systems Interest-free financing Affordable housing and land reform Sustainable community development Each section is complemented by case studies of pioneering community initiatives rounded out by a discussion of transition factors and resilience reflections. With a focus on securing and sustaining change, this provocative book challenges deeply embedded cultural assumptions. Profoundly hopeful and inspiring, The Resilience Imperative affirms the possibilities of positive change as it is shaped by individuals, communities, and institutions learning to live within our ecological limits. “Resilience is the watchword for our dawning era of economic and environmental instability . . . The Resilience Imperative is exactly what’s needed to get us moving in the right direction.” —Richard Heinberg, author of Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival “Exceptionally valuable—in vision, in strategic understanding, in concrete ways to build forward. A handbook for a morally meaningful and sustainable future!” —Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism

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  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • ISBN : 1550925059
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Resilience Imperative

The Resilience Imperative
  • Author : Michael Lewis,Pat Conaty
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release : 12 June 2012
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“[The authors] argue that with more integration and cooperation between businesses, governments and communities, a more sustainable economy is possible.” —The Environmental Magazine We find ourselves between a rock and a hot place—compelled by the intertwined forces of peak oil and climate change to reinvent our economic life at a much more local and regional scale. The Resilience Imperative argues for a major SEE (social, ecological, economic) change as a prerequisite for replacing the paradigm of limitless economic growth

Resilience Imperative

Resilience Imperative
  • Author : Magali Reghezza-Zitt,Samuel Rufat
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 06 October 2015
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"We have to adapt to the impacts that, unfortunately, we can no longer avoid", said President Obama at the UN Climate Summit in September 2014. Adaptation and resilience are now a must in both academic research and international bodies. A fashionable concept, resilience's polysemy sparks many debates on its uses and operational relevance. This book bridges the increasing divide between academic research and the latest planning innovations, offering practical and conceptual insights for practitioners, researchers and students. Magali Reghezza-Zitt and Samuel

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
  • Author : National Academies,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy,Committee on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 29 December 2012
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No person or place is immune from disasters or disaster-related losses. Infectious disease outbreaks, acts of terrorism, social unrest, or financial disasters in addition to natural hazards can all lead to large-scale consequences for the nation and its communities. Communities and the nation thus face difficult fiscal, social, cultural, and environmental choices about the best ways to ensure basic security and quality of life against hazards, deliberate attacks, and disasters. Beyond the unquantifiable costs of injury and loss of life

Building a Resilient Tomorrow

Building a Resilient Tomorrow
  • Author : Alice C. Hill,Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 18 August 2022
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Even under the most optimistic scenarios, significant global climate change is now inevitable. While squarely confronting the scale of the risks we face, Building a Resilient Tomorrow presents replicable sustainability successes and clear-cut policy recommendations that can improve the climate resilience of communities in the US and beyond.

Handbook on Resilience of Socio-Technical Systems

Handbook on Resilience of Socio-Technical Systems
  • Author : Matthias Ruth,Stefan Goessling-Reisemann
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 18 August 2022
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The goal to improve the resilience of social systems – communities and their economies – is increasingly adopted by decision makers. This unique and comprehensive Handbook focuses on the interdependencies of these social systems and the technologies that support them. Special attention is given to the ways in which resilience is conceptualized by different disciplines, how resilience may be assessed, and how resilience strategies are implemented. Case illustrations are presented throughout to aid understanding.

Resilience

Resilience
  • Author : Andrew Zolli,Ann Marie Healy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 10 July 2012
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Discover a powerful new lens for viewing the world with fascinating implications for our companies, economies, societies, and planet as a whole. What causes one system to break down and another to rebound? Are we merely subject to the whim of forces beyond our control? Or, in the face of constant disruption, can we build better shock absorbers—for ourselves, our communities, our economies, and for the planet as a whole? Reporting firsthand from the coral reefs of Palau to

Resilience

Resilience
  • Author : Andrew Zolli,Ann Marie Healy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 09 July 2013
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Tracing some of the economic highs and lows that impacted the world in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, an introduction to the emerging field of resilience research explains how to approach disruptions in ecosystems, businesses and governments to better reinforce interdependent world systems. 40,000 first printing.

Destination Resilience

Destination Resilience
  • Author : Elisa Innerhofer,Martin Fontanari,Harald Pechlaner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 17 January 2018
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The challenge of destination management is to track and understand trends on different levels, to consider socio-economic developments and to respond proactively by addressing the paradigms of sustainability and resilience. By examining tourism and travel trends in a wide range of regions, this book offers new insight into the impacts of economic, social and environmental changes on destination management, governance and development. Topics for discussion include advances and changes in technology, the global economy and governance as well as risk

Local Energy Autonomy

Local Energy Autonomy
  • Author : Fanny Lopez,Margot Pellegrino,Olivier Coutard
  • Publisher : Wiley-ISTE
  • Release : 05 June 2019
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In Europe, numerous forms of energy self-sufficiency or small technical systems exist, are promoted and discussed. They share the ambition to reduce the dependence to inherited/incumbent large technical systems in various sectors (energy and water supply, sanitation, waste management...) through the implementation of “local” energy systems and “small” grids. The contemporary energy and environmental crisis could rush the end of large technical systems (networks and infrastructures) as they have been developed since the late 19th century. This book examines

Building and Measuring Community Resilience

Building and Measuring Community Resilience
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Office of Special Projects,Committee on Measuring Community Resilience
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 26 May 2019
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The frequency and severity of disasters over the last few decades have presented unprecedented challenges for communities across the United States. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina exposed the complexity and breadth of a deadly combination of existing community stressors, aging infrastructure, and a powerful natural hazard. In many ways, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina was a turning point for understanding and managing disasters, as well as related plan making and policy formulation. It brought the phrase "community resilience" into the lexicon of

Commons Sense

Commons Sense
  • Author : Pat Conaty
  • Publisher : Hawthorn Press
  • Release : 25 October 2014
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How Garden City and Community Land Trust methods enable 'associative democracy' vision to be put into practice through the development of social-public partnerships.

The New Systems Reader

The New Systems Reader
  • Author : James Gustave Speth,Kathleen Courrier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 19 October 2020
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The recognition is growing: truly addressing the problems of the 21st century requires going beyond small tweaks and modest reforms to business as usual—it requires "changing the system." But what does this mean? And what would it entail? The New Systems Reader highlights some of the most thoughtful, substantive, and promising answers to these questions, drawing on the work and ideas of some of the world’s key thinkers and activists on systemic change. Amid the failure of traditional

Scaling Up

Scaling Up
  • Author : Sean Markey,Mark Roseland
  • Publisher : Athabasca University Press
  • Release : 15 February 2016
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When citizens take collaborative action to meet the needs of their community, they are participating in the social economy. Co-operatives, community-based social services, local non-profit organizations, and charitable foundations are all examples of social economies that emphasize mutual benefit rather than the accumulation of profit. While such groups often participate in market-based activities to achieve their goals, they also pose an alternative to the capitalist market economy. Contributors to Scaling Up investigated innovative social economies in British Columbia and Alberta

Insights On Singapore's Politics And Governance From Leading Thinkers: From The Institute Of Policy Studies' Singapore Perspectives

Insights On Singapore's Politics And Governance From Leading Thinkers: From The Institute Of Policy Studies' Singapore Perspectives
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 25 March 2019
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This book presents insights on Singapore's politics and governance from leading thinkers, based on selected commentaries from Singapore Perspectives conference series co-published by Institute of Policy Studies and World Scientific. Contributed by the who's who of Singapore's government, business and academia circles, they provide diverse viewpoints over state-society relations, governing principles, electoral politics, foreign policy, among other important issues.Will consensus or contest secure Singapore's future? Should pragmatism be retained as Singapore's governing philosophy? What if the nation-state is no

Singapore Perspectives 2013

Singapore Perspectives 2013
  • Author : Gillian Koh
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 18 October 2013
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This volume is conceptualised around the notion by Raymond Williams, a cultural theorist, that any cultural system comprises fragments of the past and the emergent alongside the dominant. The book focuses on ‘governance’ or how a society governs itself across the state, business and civic sectors in Singapore and how it might evolve over the next decade. Its first section looks at how Singapore's political history has shaped today's political institutions and culture and why these might change. Three scenarios