Status of Resilience in Australia (Guest Blog)

By Richard Williams Communities that develop a high level of resilience are better able to withstand a crisis event and have an enhanced ability to recover from residual impacts. Communities that possess resilience characteristics can also arrive on the other side of a crisis in a stronger position than pre-event. For example: a community with…

Collaboration and city resilience

The past decade has ushered in an era of resilience and collaboration as two pillars upon which the future of a city’s capacity to flourish may increasingly be dependent. The emergence of disruptive forces, be they technological, cultural, political or natural, has created an opportunity for an entrepreneurial approach to city flourishing. The key lies…

Designing City Resilience summit to be held in June 16 and 17 in London

 City and resilience have now become inextricably linked.  City without resilience does not make sense and vice versa.  From Global Resilience Collaborative’s perspective the two day summit on city and resilience, which is coincides with London Festival of Architecture in June 2015 is a reassuring sign that resilience is taken seriously. It is with that…

Collaboration and city resilience

By Jelenko Dragisic, Founder – Global Resilience Collaborative The past decade has ushered in an era of resilience and collaboration as two pillars upon which the future of a city’s capacity to flourish may increasingly be dependent. The emergence of disruptive forces, be they technological, cultural, political or natural, has created an opportunity for an…

UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai 14-18 March 2015

The third United Nations world conference on disaster risk reduction is concluding today in Sendai.  Global Resilience Collaborative has been following the developments thanks to web video streaming and other document sharing means. Since the last conference in 2005 when the delegates agreed to endorse Hyogo Framework for Action recommending the way forward for global resilience…

Global Resilience Challenge (Update)

As many of you already know well the Rockefeller Foundation is the lead agency behind the Global Resilience Partnership and their initiative called the Global Resilience Challenge. In their own words, “essential feature of the Resilience Partnership is a multi-phase resilience design challenge, focused on bringing together people and organizations from across sectors to collaborate on bold…

Judith Rodin’s warning for the world: ‘Crisis is becoming the new normal’

Perhaps the most prominent advocate of resilience in the world Dr Judith Rodin, the CEO of Rockefeller Foundation recently penned the highly acclaimed The Resilience Dividend book focusing on ‘”managing disruption, avoiding disasters and growing stronger in an unpredictable world”.  The book and the effort are worth sharing with the broader audience.  Global Resilience Collaborative strongly…

7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People

We found this article by Harvey Deutschendorf (internationally published author of THE OTHER KIND OF SMART) on FAST COMPANY website.  It is worth sharing and taking into account when any resilience strategy is being formulated because ultimately in most cases it boils down to individuals. Success is seldom a straight road; it almost always involves…

What Resilience Means, and Why It Matters

This article by Andrea Ovans, the senior editor at Harvard Business Review is a must read.  Ms Ovans draws on a range of recent research which makes the slam dunk case for making resilience critical part of any business.     A small but intriguing new survey by a pair of British consultants confirms the importance…

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