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Resilient Communities are the Foundations of a Resilient America.

A ‘Resilience’ Plan That’s About Much More Than Climate Change

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https://www.routefifty.com/management/2019/04/resilience-plan-s-about-much-more-climate-change/156625/

What’s Missing In Our Conversation About Resilience?

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https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/333030

Organizational Resilience: Examining the Mediating Roles of Resilient Leadership & Organizational Culture

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https://www.abacademies.org/articles/Organizational-resilience-and-organizational-performance-1939-6104-18-2-356.pdf

As Boston Pursues Climate Resilience, Some Warn Efforts Could Make Inequality Worse

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https://www.wbur.org/earthwhile/2019/05/02/moakley-park-east-boston-climate-resiliency

Infrastructure Sustainability & Resilience in Rural America

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Impakter (Jennifer Adams) There are two ways to look at sustainability. The first is the physical and infrastructural parts of sustainability and the other is the culture and “community”. Read more   <img width=”2268″ height=”1512″ src=”https://cdn.impakter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/mg_0054_41060839444_o-1.jpg” …

Affordable Housing Crisis Reaches a Tipping Point in Charlotte, N.C.

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Governing (by J. Brian Charles) After experiencing explosive growth in recent years, the city is tripling its spending to address the shortage of lower-income units. Read more

Here Is Why Grit Is So Important For Entrepreneurs

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Forbes (Dr. Pragya Agarwal) University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth defined grit as a “perseverance and passion for long-term goals. Read more

The Farmer’s Resilience Amid Crisis

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AgDaily (Aleah Bright) Read more

A New Resilience Rating System for Countries and States

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Science Direct. This research presents a quantitative method to assess resilience at the state level. The approach introduced in this work is an evolution of the risk assessment concept. Read more Show more https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.07.144Get rights and …

Expert Opinions on the New Zealand Resilience Index

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Resilient Organizations. The Trajectories Toolbox of the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges Kia manawaroa – Ngā Ākina o Te Ao Tūroa National Science Challenge (RNC-NSC) has been working on the development of the New Zealand Resilience Index …

A Culture of Victimhood and Intolerance

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Spiked (Bradley Campbell) Safe spaces, microaggressions, trigger warnings and No Platforming have become ubiquitous on college campuses on both sides of the Atlantic. Identity-driven grievances, hair-trigger sensitivity to slight and a censorious policing of language have …

Right Now, Annapolis Can’t Pay to Protect Itself Against Climate Change. A New Report Could Show the Way

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Capital Gazette (Danielle Ohl) In the upcoming fight against climate change, Annapolis doesn’t have an environmental problem. It has a money problem. A resilience financing study undertaken by University of Maryland researchers portends a watery future …

Business Resilience Should be a Core Company Strategy, So Why are Businesses Struggling to Take Action?

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HelpNet Security (Chris Hallenbeck) A recent survey showed that only 51% of U.S. business decision makers say their organization is definitely as resilient as it needs to be against disruptions such as cyber threats. In addition, …

Majority Feel Teaching Resilience in the Classroom is a Flawed Concept

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Mental Health Today (by Norman Murrey) The public is sceptical of government plans that would see teachers tasked with instilling resilience through new mental health lessons being added to the national curriculum in 2020, an extensive …

Resilience is Powerful Energy

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The Topeka Capital Journal (Connie Mason Michaels): “Resilience is a specific type of energy that is a combination of attitude and mental toughness. It is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, …

Review | Storm Lake: A Study in Rural Resilience, Diversity and Hope

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(By Julianne Couch) The small city of Storm Lake, Iowa, is full of surprises. Its population grows with each Census. Its public-school students speak 23 languages. It still has two newspapers, one of which won a …

From Endurance to Resilience and More

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The Cochran Eagle (Warren Harbeck) Read more  

Why Amazon Could Buy an Obscure Israeli Company That Specializes in Disaster Recovery

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CNBC (Kate Fazzini) Amazon is acquiring CloudEndure, a small Israeli start-up that offers backup services for cloud computing, for a reported $200 million, according to Israeli media. Read more

Data & Decision Making in the Transport System Following the Kaikōura Earthquake

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Wotherspoon, Blake, Trotter, Ivory, Stevenson (National Science Challenges: Resilience to Nature’s Challenges).  “Large amounts of information and data relating to the transport system were produced, managed, analysed, and communicated following the 14 November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake …

Special Report: Sea Level and Climate Change

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Judith Curry (Climate Forecast Applications Network) This Report assesses the scientific basis for projections of future sea level rise. The Report evaluates the projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and recent national assessments …

Metro-Level Opportunity Index

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Opportunity Nation’s annual Opportunity Index summarizes important economic, educational, health and civic indicators of opportunity for the nation, all states and nearly 2,100 counties. The Index, launched in 2011 and updated annually, provides insight into the …

Managing the Perfect Storm: How Healthy Ecosystems Increase Resilience

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ReliefNet. Why are people in Asia and the Pacific particularly vulnerable to climate change? The answers may lie in a combination of factors that literally creates a “perfect storm”: a high incidence of poverty, reliance on …

Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley Working to Get Feds to Fund More Flood Infrastructure

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The Post and Courier. Over the course of the 40 years he was in office, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley fought vigorously for federal dollars to help pay for the city’s major drainage projects, including the deep-tunnel …

World Cities Day: “Better City, Better Life”

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Smart Cities World. The UK city of Liverpool is hosting the main event which brings together mayors, national and local governments and city experts. Read more

Resilience of Supply Chain Networks to Major Disruptions Can Now Be Measured Using a Multi-Factor Test

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Phys.Org “By analyzing the structure of a supply chain network and the resilience of its components, A*STAR researchers have developed an analytic measure that will allow a company to determine its vulnerability to major supply chain …

We were young then | November 12, 2018

by John Plodinec

We were young then When we heard the trumpet’s call. We were young then ‘Fore the war to end all wars.   We were young then Embraced by war’s camaraderie. We were young then But saw …

Small Fixes Are Best for Boston Harbor Resilience

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Engineering News Record (Wayne Cobleigh) “If you were hoping for a silver-bullet, big-infrastructure solution to save Greater Boston from the impact of rising sea levels, a major study coordinated by University of Massachusetts Boston’s Sustainable Solutions …

Russ Miles: Ignored Architects and Chaos Engineering

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InfoQ (Jan Stenberg) “According to Miles, the hardest thing for an architect is to get everyone to understand that you are building resilient systems, and Miles emphasizes that he is not just talking about technology, he …

Learning From H.I.M. (Harvey, Irma, Maria): Preliminary Impressions for Supply Chain Resilience

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Homeland and Security Affairs (Phillip J. Palin) “The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season challenged critical infrastructure and key resources across a wide area. Harvey, Irma, and Maria each exposed different aspects of how density, dependencies, and distance …

The Relationship Between the Community Rating System Program and Business Disaster Recovery

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Natural Hazards Center (Jenna Tyler) “Scholars argue that businesses benefit from community adoption of mitigation measures. However, there is little information on the extent to which community-level mitigation activities impact business disaster recovery efforts. Using data …

When Everything is Going Well – The Duty of a Leader

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Firestorm (Guy Higgins) “..As leaders, we need to stay aware of what’s going on and be prepared to act in the best interest of the organization and our team. There isn’t a recipe for making that …

Risky Waters: Buildling Homes in Flood Zones

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Governing (Mike Macaig) “West Ashley, South Carolina offers a cautionary tale of floodplain development. Decades ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) misjudged how a certain creek basin functioned, so homes were built where officials now say …

Harris County Voters Pass $2.5 billion Flood Bond

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The Houston Chronicle (Zach Despart) “A year to the day after Hurricane Harvey dumped 27 trillion gallons of water on southeast Texas, swamped 204,000 Harris County homes and apartments and killed more than 50 residents in the …

Resilient Development Practical Guide

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Oxfam, Resilience Knowledge Hub. Read more

Gathering 1.Oh!: Residents Gather to Envision Downtown Gathering Place

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Minot Daily News (Jill Schramm) A largely empty downtown block targeted for a gathering place came to life Thursday evening to give people a sample of what might be. Read more

Ancient Palmyra—a Story of Urban Resilience

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Phys.Org (Emanuele E. Intagliata) Read more

The City’s Resilience after Brexit Could be Bad News for the EU

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The Spectator (Matthew Lynn). Read more

Hall of Flowers Exhibits Reflect Resilience in Face of Wildfire

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The Press Democrat (Meghan Herbst) Read more

Preventing Natural Hazards from Becoming Societal Disasters

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EurekAlert (University of Texas, Austin) We may not be able to prevent hurricanes from occurring, but we can improve our ability to predict them, move people out of harm’s way, respond quickly to their aftermath and …

3 Reasons Why the US is Vulnerable to Big Disasters

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The  Conversation (Morten Wendelbo). During the 2017 disaster season, three severe hurricanes devastated large parts of the U.S. The quick succession of major disasters made it obvious that such large-scale emergencies can be a strain, even …

The Five Critical Factors of the Local Markets Resiliency Index (LMRI)

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Franklin Templeton Advisors (Michael Hasenstab). Templeton Global Macro makes a compelling case that finding attractive opportunities in emerging markets lies in distinguishing the more resilient countries from the rest. Here, CIO Michael Hasenstab provides an update …

Houston and Hurricane Harvey: A Call to Action

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ISET International. This study – written by ISET-International, in collaboration with Zurich Insurance Group, the global insurer with its Flood Resilience Alliance, and the American Red Cross Global Disaster Preparedness Center – looks in detail at …

Lessons from Extreme Weather Events: What Disasters Teach Us About Resilience

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Homeland Security News Wire. Extreme weather events are among the most likely causes of disasters. Every dollar spent on disaster resilience saves five dollars in future losses. Post-Event Review Capability analysis helps to identify opportunities to …

The Size of The Town You Live in Has a Huge Effect on Happiness Levels

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Science Alert/Washington Post (Christopher Ingraham). A team of happiness researchers at the Vancouver School of Economics and McGill University recently published a working paper on the geography of well-being in Canada. Read more

Key Findings and an Action Plan to Reduce Gun Violence

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Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). In a new report released by PERF, law enforcement executives propose recommendations regarding principles and actions that would make a difference in reducing the numbers of deaths and injuries from gun …

Rise of the Rest in Appalachia

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(Salena Zito, Townhall). Agricultural startup AppHarvest builds and maintains high-tech greenhouses that grow and distribute fresh vegetables across the U.S.., employing local people in Kentucky and providing them with healthy produce. Read more.

Alliance for National and Community Resilience Announces Distinguished Group of Specialists

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(Tara Lukasik, Building Safety Journal). Last month, the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR), a member of the ICC Family of Companies, announced a distinguished group of specialists to help develop the nation’s first community-wide …

We Need Innovative Designs—and Open Minds—to Solve the Housing Shortage

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(Katie Swenson, City Limits.org) “We know that well-designed, quality housing that is affordable can help people move up and out of poverty, and it can play an essential role in impacting people’s health, economic empowerment, community …

Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador Participate in National Effort to Build Wildfire Resilience

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(Markets Insider) A coalition of non-profits, provincial governments and The Co-operators support Canada-wide action to make communities ‘FireSmart’. Read more here.

The Science of Resilience: What are the Ingredients That Help People Cope?

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(Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, Science Magazine). Read more here.