Monthly Archives: July 2013

RMI – Microgrids, Resilience, History

Several recent blog posts from Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) highlight the resilience of energy systems based on decentralized “microgrid” electricity generation and thereby the increased resilience of all other systems that depend on electricity. They also provide a good collection … Continue reading

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Genealogies and Etymologies of Resilience

A succinct tour of the modern landscape of resilience meanings is found in the following quote from a recent paper by Jeremy Walker and Melinda Cooper. Entitled “Genealogies of resilience: From systems ecology to the political economy of crisis adaptation” … Continue reading

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Economic Resilience and Generative Ownership

In a recent article, Marjorie Kelly discusses the potential contribution to economic resilience of what she calls “generative ownership” designs, basing parts of her argument on social-ecological resilience theory (particularly the “self-organizing” aspects of adaptability). She provides the following four … Continue reading

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AESOP / ACSP Joint Congress 2013 – Planning for Resilient Cities and Regions

Every five years, the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) hold their annual meetings jointly. The 2013 AESOP/ACSP joint congress opens July 15 in Dublin with the theme “Planning for … Continue reading

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Climate CoLab at MIT and Resilient Cities

The Climate Colab is a project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. It is organized around an online forum in which people can post, comment, and vote on proposals (most are brief concept sketches) in response to various “contests” … Continue reading

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