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Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change
Session 1: Introduction to Resilience

GBCI: 0920006851

The following articles and video clip offer an introduction to the concept and practice of resilience and how it applies to our communities.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
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Published on: January 27, 2016

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This session provides an introductory framework to the concept of resilience, including an overview of what is being made resilient, to what, and for whom.
Short-form articles were written by leaders in community development, urban planning, health and ecology. The video clip features Ann Kinzig, Senior Sustainability Scientist from the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University.

• Resilience 101 (video)
• Bounce Forward - Urban Resilience: A Draft Integrated Framework
• Is “Resilience” the New Sustainababble?
• Meet Obama’s Chief Resilience Officer

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project is dedicated to providing professionals and concerned citizens with the knowledge and tools to create healthy, safe, and equitable communities. Updates to the Project, along with a full archive of past articles, can be found on the Island Press Field Notes blog: bit.ly/1PQKrG6
Readers may also use the Project’s framing paper, Bounce Forward: Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change, as an additional resource: bit.ly/1EBUMw7

Objectives

  1. Learn why urban resilience should be defined as the capacity of a community to anticipate, plan for, and mitigate the risks—and seize the opportunities—associated with environmental and social change.
  2. Understand the differences between resilience and sustainability as it relates to “green planning”
  3. Explore the work of resilience experts and the steps they take towards securing a greener, fairer future for all.
  4. Learn the definitions of specific, general, engineering, and ecological resilience.

Series

This course is a part of the following series:
Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change

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Island Press
Washington, DC
United States

Leaders

Denise Fairchild
Ann Kinzig
Laurie Mazur
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Other sessions included in that series:

 

Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change
Session 1: Introduction to Resilience

 

Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change
Session 2: Designing Resilient Cities

 

Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change
Session 3: Infrastructure and Transportation

 

Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change
Session 4: Climate Change and Social Justice