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Ratcheting up America’s resilience

My good friend Bill Hooke (if you can call anyone you’ve met face-to-face three times a good friend, but I do admire the heck out of him) has a marvelous set of posts at his Living …

How can we build cities to be resilient to the challenges of the 21st century?

Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand, shares her thoughts on how governments can partner with communities to strengthen resilience planning…Read More

The Resilience of Congress

My colleague, Robin White, received an email the other day that she forwarded to me (It’s a little like the old commercial – “Give it to Mikey, he’ll eat anything,” only in this case it’s “send …

Minsky Moments

As Dan Alesch has pointed out, we designate disasters by their triggering events, but we recognize them by their impacts.  Thus, we know Katrina and Sandy by the devastation they created; had they exhausted their energies …