The study of resilience has developed in discrete fields that have generated their own definitions of the concept relevant to the class of problems they address. Historically it has been applied in the fields of psychology and ecology, and currently it also has a strong presence in disaster planning and organizational management. Few studies, however, have offered a look at resilience—both its theory and applications—across these and related disciplines. This literature review was commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation to fill this gap. With a particular focus on research of the past 50 years in the areas of engineering, psychology, complex adaptive systems and economics, this review synthesizes both the theoretical underpinnings of resilience and compelling applications for an international development audience looking at issues that affect the poor and vulnerable.
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100 Resilient CitiesAs part of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities program, this city in South West England aims for a vibrant next century with several projects.
Bus Rapid TransitBus Rapid Transit attempts to bring the benefits of rail service to cities at a much lower cost, reducing the number of cars on streets, freeing up parking, and making commuting far more convenient.
100 Resilient CitiesAre the Olympics an opportunity for long-term infrastructure resilience for the host cities?
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