On Building a Better (and More Resilient) World: Complexity, Community and the Precautionary Principle

May 1, 2013 at 9:50 pm Leave a comment


The proliferation of disasters is raising awareness about our collective need to minimize vulnerability and to bounce back afterwards – our need for greater resilience. In the first post in this series, we explored the characteristics of resilient social and ecological systems. HERE, we look at how that thinking can be applied and at how resilience is gained and lost.

The steps to build resilience – protecting the environment, empowering the marginalized, ensuring community management of resources, reducing inequality – will also, quite simply, make the world a better place to live.

Entry filed under: Resilience.

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