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A Solution to the Housing Supply Problem

International Center on Housing Risk hosted two conferences last week…Read More

When you mess up, get up: the power of failure in building resilience

In the middle of his bar routine – having flung himself into the air with style and skill – Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland missed the bar at the last grasp and face-planted into the mat…Read More

In shock, but resilient: State shifting to recovery mode as floodwaters recede

It’s a familiar sight to Louisianians: flooring, furniture and drywall heaped next to streets after a flood…Read More

How a South Louisiana festival becomes a celebration of resilience

Jessica Goff, The Daily Advertiser Published: August 22, 2016, 5:00 am.  DELCAMBRE, La. (The Daily Advertiser) – A few blocks away from piles of waterlogged, roadside rubbish, a festival went on as it has for 66 …

America Unprepared: 3 Startling Realities You Didn’t Know About Young Americans

by Pete Olsen · Published September 16, 2016 · Updated September 21, 2016.  Earlier this week the Council for a Stronger America released the 2016 Citizen-Readiness Report that highlights new data indicating that “many young Americans …

Book Review: Resilience – the Ultimate Sustainability

Reviewed by Dr. John Plodinec, Associate Director, Community and Regional Resilience Institute.  Aris Papadopoulos manages to pack a lots of facts, figures, and recommendations for the future in this small (177 pp of text) book…Read More

What is a citizen?

by Jennie Bristow  The debates around the EU referendum vote have revealed a clash of realities. This has been quite disconcerting. Conversations with friends, family members and colleagues who voted differently have invoked, not only differences of …

Hidden Lives and Human Resilience

When visiting Auschwitz concentration camp and the Birkenau selection facility in Poland, the sobering reminder of man’s inhumanity to man, was painfully obvious…Read More

…But the Network’s Up (Business Continuity is only for IT, right?)

by Lance Charnes  You have a great business continuity plan. You analyzed your network, you eliminated all the single points of failure, all your departments defined RTOs…Read More

Resilience: Navigating toward a Sustainable Future

By: Joseph Fiksel, Iris Goodman, Alan Hecht  Twenty-first century pressures such as climate change and global urbanization are intensifying the potential for unexpected disruptions, ranging from natural catastrophes to terrorist attacks…Read More

International student finds resilience and confidence in first-year experience

After traveling about 8,000 miles from her home of New Dehli, India, to attend the University of Missouri–St. Louis last fall, business major Prachi Talwar experienced a touch of culture shock and more than a little …

Cascadia Lifelines Program

The Cascadia Lifelines Program conducts research that will allow Oregon’s lifeline providers to implement value- and cost-informed decisions to mitigate damage to Pacific Northwest infrastructure as the result of Cascadia subduction zone earthquakes…Read More

In West Virginia, America’s resilience shines on

By GARY GILBERT   My wife and I had decided two weeks ago to have a mini-vacation in eastern West Virginia…Read More

FiveThirtyEight — Gun Deaths in America

By Ben Casselman, Matthew Conlen and Reuben Fischer-Baum   This interactive graphic is part of our project exploring the more than 33,000 annual gun deaths in America…Read More

Attack in Nice exposes once again that our modern society lacks resilience

The horrific attack in Nice that led to the deaths of at least 84 is just the latest event to expose the vulnerability of Western societies…Read More

Cities Should Look Inward to Boost Resilience

By Allan Co | July 1, 2016.  Pittsburgh has become a poster child of urban transformation and revitalization…Read More

Railway, Resilience and Rainbows: Glenfarne Kiltyclogher Heritage Tour

As a boy Hubert McMorrow used to catch the SLNCR railway. Getting on at the big bog train station outside Glenfarne…Read More

In West Virginia, America’s resilience shines on

By GARY GILBERT.  My wife and I had decided two weeks ago to have a mini-vacation in eastern West Virginia…Read More

Gun Deaths In America

This interactive graphic is part of our project exploring the more than 33,000 annual gun deaths in America…Read More

Attack in Nice exposes once again that our modern society lacks resilience

The horrific attack in Nice that led to the deaths of at least 84 is just the latest event to expose the vulnerability of Western societies…Read More

Developing reputational resilience ahead of your crisis

Recent high profile crises remind us of the impact of reputational damage resulting in the destruction of market value and subsequent recovery costs…Read More

Resources for change and the importance of organizational inducements and psychological resilience

The authors found that the organizational inducements and resilience are two main factors that positively affect employees’ commitment to change (two types: normative and affective commitment).   Read More

After Brexit: academics need to get out more

The result of the EU referendum has made abundantly clear the gulf that exists between the intellectuals and the masses…Read More

Cities can prepare for hurricane season by reforming shortsighted and outdated laws

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, and the public awareness campaign is fueling speculation…Read More

Rebuilding Baltimore: How can US cities become more economically resilient?

In his second article for CityMetric, Alan Mallach, a senior fellow at the US non-profit Center for Community Progress, explores how to make American cities more resilient…Read More

From Singapore to Scranton, PA: What does economic resilience really look like?

In the first of two articles, Alan Mallach, a senior fellow at the US non-profit Center for Community Progress, asks: What does it mean for a city to be economically resilient?  Read More

What Small Business Can Teach The Big End Of Town About Disruption

They may not have massive budgets or a dedicated marketing team, but small businesses are leaving big business in their wake when it comes to creating disruptive technologies and driving innovation…Read More

Six ways the ancient philosophy of Stoicism can help business entrepreneurs

With the increasing swirl of interest around mindfulness, resilience and innovation we can’t forget that there are many who have trodden this path before us with important lessons we can borrow…Read More

Climate change adaptation costs set to soar on the railway

By Kate chapple Climate change is forecast to have a significant and damaging impact on the railway network, through a combination of higher average temperatures; rising sea levels; more frequent floods and heat waves…Read More

A very bad sign for all but America’s biggest cities

Americans in small counties are much less likely to start new businesses, a trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country… Read More

Transcript: Sheryl Sandberg at the University of California at Berkeley 2016 Commencement

 Lean In author addressed loss and resilience at UC Berkley’s commencement… Read More

Normalizing failure: The Resilience Lab

By Clarissa Suharli  Before becoming the associate professor of sociology, UW professor Alexes Harris stumbled upon numerous struggles in her professional life … Read More

Practical Advice: The creative power of resilience

No one gets through this life without challenges. We all have them. Some may seem easier or worse than others, but that is really quite subjective… Read More

A Community-Minded Approach to Resilience in Berkeley

by Eillie Anzukittu – The Bay Area city hopes that strengthening neighborhood bonds will help the community bounce back from a disaster… Read More

Resilient Building Codes Conference Aims to Enhance Community Resilience

Mayors like Glenn Lewis of Moore, Okla., are meeting in the nation’s capital to discuss efforts like new tornado resistant building codes… Read More

City of Boulder — Resilience Strategy

DRAFT for public comment — Building on a legacy of frontier innovation, Boulder will cultivate a creative spirit to adapt to and thrive in a change climate, economy and society… Read More

$20M partnership with UI, Homeland Security

By Anna Carrera  URBANA — The University of Illinois is partnering with the Department of Homeland Security on a $20 million program. It’s called the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI).  Read More

A concrete solution to flood resilience

By Elaine Toogood  A new British Standard has been published providing design guidance for buildings at risk of flooding. Elaine Toogood of The Concrete Centre explains more…  Read More

Power List 2016: No. 24 Dave Hansen and Marcus Jones

City managers Dave Hansen and Marcus Jones have earned the No. 24 spot on The Power List for managing the two largest cities in Hampton Roads – Virginia Beach and Norfolk…Read More

The need for resilience? Just about everywhere

from devex..Some of the world’s most advanced economies are also among the most at risk for natural and manmade hazards, according to a recently released data set by risk consultancy firm Verisk Maplecroft…Read More

How did we end up here?

from Charlie Hebdo… Not strictly about resilience but an important discussion about thinking about resilience…Read More

Measuring state-level policy activity for earthquake resilience

from ResilScience – An article I co-authored recently came out on the topic of activity and coverage of state-level policies to improve earthquake resilience (mitigation was emphasized)…Read More

Know This First: Risk Perception Is Always Irrational.

by David Ropeik.  We need a post-Enlightenment definition of “rationality.”  Reason can only take us so far… Read More

A Tale of Resilience in Small Business

Becky and Larry Raney have no dollar bill framed and hanging on a wall from their first customer at Print & Copy Factory, circa 1992…Read More

Can We Fix American Cities by Tearing Them Down?

A plan to tear down 4,000 vacant houses makes Baltimore the latest city to invest in demolition… Read More

Financial fragility of workers is impacting UK’s productivity

new study entitled ‘Working Well’, from the Social Market Foundation think-tank conducted in partnership with financial employee benefits provider Neyber, finds that one in eight workers (13%) report that money worries have affected their ability to …

Cory Doctorow: Wicked Problems: Resilience Through Sensing

A problem is said to be ‘‘wicked’’ when the various parties engaged with it can’t even agree what the problem is, let alone the solution. As the name implies, wicked problems are hard to deal with…Read …

Faculty experts examine a range of issues in Brussels attacks

March 24, 2016 by Joe O’Connell The hor­rific bomb­ings in Brus­sels on Tuesday morning killed dozens and injured hun­dreds at the city’s air­port and a train sta­tion, leaving another Euro­pean nation reeling…Read More

S.C. shows remarkable resilience

By Weston Newton – Last week, as I leaned against the cab of a huge pickup truck, waiting our turn to join the Bluffton Christmas parade, there was a moment where my mind wandered a bit…Read More

Innovation is the Key to Resilience for Energy Industry in 2016, Says Booz Allen Hamilton

The energy industry must commit to innovation in order to successfully navigate a period of significant change and uncertainty in 2016…Read More