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  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release : 12 June 2012
  • ISBN : 9781550925050
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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“[The authors] argue that with more integration and cooperation between businesses, governments and communities, a more sustainable economy is possible.” —The Environmental Magazine We find ourselves between a rock and a hot place—compelled by the intertwined forces of peak oil and climate change to reinvent our economic life at a much more local and regional scale. The Resilience Imperative argues for a major SEE (social, ecological, economic) change as a prerequisite for replacing the paradigm of limitless economic growth with a more decentralized, cooperative, steady-state economy. The authors present a comprehensive series of strategic questions within the broad areas of: Energy sufficiency Local food systems Interest-free financing Affordable housing and land reform Sustainable community development Each section is complemented by case studies of pioneering community initiatives rounded out by a discussion of transition factors and resilience reflections. With a focus on securing and sustaining change, this provocative book challenges deeply embedded cultural assumptions. Profoundly hopeful and inspiring, The Resilience Imperative affirms the possibilities of positive change as it is shaped by individuals, communities, and institutions learning to live within our ecological limits. “Resilience is the watchword for our dawning era of economic and environmental instability . . . The Resilience Imperative is exactly what’s needed to get us moving in the right direction.” —Richard Heinberg, author of Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival “Exceptionally valuable—in vision, in strategic understanding, in concrete ways to build forward. A handbook for a morally meaningful and sustainable future!” —Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism


The Resilience Imperative

The Resilience Imperative
  • Author : Michael Lewis,Pat Conaty
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-06-12
  • ISBN : 9781550925050
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“[The authors] argue that with more integration and cooperation between businesses, governments and communities, a more sustainable economy is possible.” —The Environmental Magazine We find ourselves between a rock and a hot place—compelled by the intertwined forces of peak oil and climate change to reinvent our economic life at a much more local and regional scale. The Resilience Imperative argues for a major SEE (social, ecological, economic) change as a prerequisite for replacing the paradigm of limitless economic growth

Resilience Imperative

Resilience Imperative
  • Author : Magali Reghezza-Zitt,Samuel Rufat
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • ISBN : 9780081007761
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"We have to adapt to the impacts that, unfortunately, we can no longer avoid", said President Obama at the UN Climate Summit in September 2014. Adaptation and resilience are now a must in both academic research and international bodies. A fashionable concept, resilience's polysemy sparks many debates on its uses and operational relevance. This book bridges the increasing divide between academic research and the latest planning innovations, offering practical and conceptual insights for practitioners, researchers and students. Magali Reghezza-Zitt and Samuel

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
  • Author : National Academies,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy,Committee on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-29
  • ISBN : 9780309261500
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No person or place is immune from disasters or disaster-related losses. Infectious disease outbreaks, acts of terrorism, social unrest, or financial disasters in addition to natural hazards can all lead to large-scale consequences for the nation and its communities. Communities and the nation thus face difficult fiscal, social, cultural, and environmental choices about the best ways to ensure basic security and quality of life against hazards, deliberate attacks, and disasters. Beyond the unquantifiable costs of injury and loss of life

Architecture and Resilience

Architecture and Resilience
  • Author : Kim Trogal,Irena Bauman,Ranald Lawrence,Doina Petrescu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-20
  • ISBN : 9781351659659
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Resilience will be a defining quality of the twenty-first century. As we witness the increasingly turbulent effects of climate change, the multiple challenges of resource depletion and wage stagnation, we know that our current ways of living are not resilient. Our urban infrastructures, our buildings, our economies, our ways of managing and governing are still too tightly bound to models of unrestrained free-market growth, individualism and consumerism. Research has shown that the crises arising from climate change will become increasingly

Resilience in the Anthropocene

Resilience in the Anthropocene
  • Author : David Chandler,Kevin Grove,Stephanie Wakefield
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781000052121
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This book offers the first critical, multi-disciplinary study of how the concepts of resilience and the Anthropocene have combined to shape contemporary thought and governmental practice. Faced with the climate catastrophe of the Anthropocene, theorists and policymakers are increasingly turning to ‘sustainable’, ‘creative’ and ‘bottom-up’ imaginaries of governance. The book brings together cutting-edge insights from leading geographers, international relations scholars and philosophers to explore how the concepts of resilience and the Anthropocene challenge and transform prevailing understandings of Earth, space,

Building resilience for food systems in postwar communities

Building resilience for food systems in postwar communities
  • Author : Pal, Chandrashri,Babu, Suresh Chandra,Pathmanathan, Hamsha
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2017-05-19
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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Prolonged civil wars can have long-lasting adverse effects on food systems, leading to poverty and food insecurity. Overcoming food insecurity and land inequality is particularly difficult because of the highly politicized nature of conflict. This paper builds on the existing literature on food sovereignty to ensure sustainable livelihoods and community ownership of a resilient food system. We identify components of community food security to be strengthened in a post war reconstruction context. We study the impacts of the civil war

Building a Resilient Tomorrow

Building a Resilient Tomorrow
  • Author : Alice C. Hill,Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • ISBN : 9780190909345
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Even under the most optimistic scenarios, significant global climate change is now inevitable. While squarely confronting the scale of the risks we face, Building a Resilient Tomorrow presents replicable sustainability successes and clear-cut policy recommendations that can improve the climate resilience of communities in the US and beyond.


  • Author : Jon Coaffee
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780300228670

A compelling and definitive account of why we need to radically rethink our approach to dealing with catastrophic events Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tohoku "Triple Disaster" of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that hit the eastern seaboard of Japan in 2012 are seen as surprises that have a low probability of occurring but have a debilitating impact when they do. In this eye-opening journey through modern and ancient risk management practices, Jon Coaffee explains why we need

The Well-being Transition

The Well-being Transition
  • Author : Éloi Laurent
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-03-29
  • ISBN : 9783030678609
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The purpose of this volume, bringing together key actors of the well-being community, including scholars and policy-makers, is to advance the understanding and undertaking of the well-being transition away from growth and toward resilience and sustainability, at a time when this progress has become a vital necessity. A decade after the publication of the Stiglitz Report (2009), alternative visions to GDP and growth, that flourished in the 1970s, have re-emerged from all corners of the world, at all levels of governance.

Corporate Defense and the Value Preservation Imperative

Corporate Defense and the Value Preservation Imperative
  • Author : Sean Lyons
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-19
  • ISBN : 9781315352138
DOWNLOAD BOOKCorporate Defense and the Value Preservation Imperative

This is the first book to finally address the umbrella term corporate defense, and to explain how an integrated corporate defense program can help an organization address both value creation and preservation. The book explores the value preservation imperative, which represents an organization’s obligation to implement a comprehensive corporate defense program in order to deliver long-term sustainable value to its stakeholders. For the first time the reader is provided with a complete picture of how corporate defense operates all


  • Author : Freddy Vinet
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-09-27
  • ISBN : 9780081023839

In the past thirty years, knowledge on flooding has greatly increased by moving away from purely hydrological and hydraulic science and opening up to other disciplines such as economics or human and geographical sciences. It is as part of this multidisciplinary approach that this book proposes a review of current knowledge on flood risk. It starts with the ever-increasing impact of flooding in order to conceptualize and understand the constituents of risk. Although risk knowledge in modeling methods or naturalist

Geography of Growth

Geography of Growth
  • Author : Raj Nallari,Breda Griffith,Shahid Yusuf
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-05-14
  • ISBN : 9780821394861
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Since the 1990s, new economic geography has received a lot of attention as mainstream economists such as Krugman and others began to focus on where economic activity occurs and why. Coincidentally, international trade, location theory, and urban economics all appear to be asking the same question: where is economic activity located and why? The challenge is to explain the economic concentration or agglomeration of a large number of activities in certain geographical space. This volume breaks down the various types

Commons Sense

Commons Sense
  • Author : Pat Conaty
  • Publisher : Hawthorn Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-25
  • ISBN : 9781907359569

How Garden City and Community Land Trust methods enable 'associative democracy' vision to be put into practice through the development of social-public partnerships.

Urban Regeneration & Sustainability

Urban Regeneration & Sustainability
  • Author : C.A. Brebbia,A. Galiano-Garrigos
  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-28
  • ISBN : 9781784662394
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Including papers presented at the 11th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability held in Alicante, Spain, this book addresses the multidisciplinary aspects of urban planning; a result of the increasing size of cities, the amount of resources and services required and the complexity of modern society. Most of the earth’s population live in cities and the process of urbanisation continues generating problems originating from the drift of the population towards them. These problems can be resolved by cities

Futurology Express

Futurology Express
  • Author : Philip McShane
  • Publisher : Axial Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-09-25
  • ISBN : 9780978094553
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Envisages a population of collaborators—some with a knack for recovering the story of lost or overlooked ideas; others with a knack for visioning a better future; and all bent towards cyclically radiating the light of timely ideas in markets, schools, and town halls.