Threats and stresses to our 21st century world come in all shapes and sizes, just as they have since the beginning of human existence. But what distinguishes today’s threats from those of the past is the escalating rate at which they are occurring, without mind for geography or man-made borders. Issues once identified and analyzed individually – our environment, the economy, and social challenges – are now inextricably interlinked.
Despite all we know about resilience and the large body of research and literature that has been written on the subject – too few societies, organizations, and systems get resilience right.
In our new publication, titled Rebound: Building a More Resilient World, we asked leaders from various disciplines to share their lessons of what resilience means and what it requires of us. Through the lens of their own experiences, we can begin to explore some of the ways we can help prepare for, withstand and emerge stronger from the acute shocks and chronic stresses of the 21st century.
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Climate Change ResilienceHere's a look at the challenges and on-the-ground resilience efforts of three cities—Havana, Paris, and Adelaide—to improve their ability to cope with, respond to, and recover from disasters.
ResilienceA new design competition challenges teams from around the world to create innovative visions for one of America's greatest natural resources.
Climate Change ResilienceClimate change is altering temperatures and rainfall, creating the perfect conditions for increasing incidence of diseases, like Dengue fever.
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