Remembering Katrina: State of Resilience 10 years on

by Jelenko Dragisic Looking back, it is clear that Hurricane Katrina was one of the most intense natural disasters ever. Its devastation was horrific and lasting. But Katrina was not a surprise, unexpected, nor a ‘black swan’ event. Katrina was the fifth hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Subsequent and numerous analyses and reports…

100 Resilient Cities Challenge: The Last Round or Applications NOW OPEN

100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic,…

Natural Disaster Funding (Australia): Inquiry report 2015

Global Resilience Collaborative (GRC) welcomes the recently produced report by the Productivity Commission examining the funding arrangements.  To most people involved in resilience to disruptions such as natural disasters it was not a surprise to learn that the report found that ‘governments nationally focus too much on recovery, at the expense of redirecting resources towards better-preparing for the…

Complexity and Resilience

Following piece is by Alex Webling, our GRC collaborating partner and the founder of Resilience Outcomes.  How do organisations develop resilience in the complex environment that is the 21st century information centric world? The lifeblood of the modern organisation is information. Every organisation, from small business to government department depends on information being passed to…

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…

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