Monthly Archives: May 2013

Watching Language Change

The word resilience (as a Google search term, see graphs below) overtook sustainable development about five years ago in the United States (somewhat more recently in the English-searching world at large). Sustainable development and sustainability (as terms in books indexed … Continue reading

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International Framework – ISDR, Hyogo, GDPRR and GAR 2013

The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), launched in 2000, provides a framework to coordinate actions to address disaster risks at the local, national, regional and international levels. The Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 (HFA), endorsed by 168 UN member … Continue reading

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Bouncing Forward – Cara Pike Blogs on CCB 2013

In a recent blog post, Cara Pike, director of the Social Capital Project of the Resource Innovation Group, provides an overview of some of the discussion topics at Garrison Institute’s March 2013 Climate, Cities, and Behavior Symposium on “Human Dimensions … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Transformation and Persistence

In the introduction to their 2008 Ecology and Society article “Adaptive Capacity and Traps,” Stephen Carpenter and William Brock offer this nuanced description of resilience: How do transformation and persistence coexist in living systems? This paradox is addressed by the … Continue reading

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