The Resilience Imperative

Written By Michael Lewis
The Resilience Imperative
  • Publsiher : New Society Publishers
  • Release : 12 June 2012
  • ISBN : 1550925059
  • Pages : 400 pages
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Download or read book entitled The Resilience Imperative by author: Michael Lewis which was release on 12 June 2012 and published by New Society Publishers with total page 400 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. We find ourselves between a rock and a hot place—compelled by the intertwined forces of peak oil and climate change to reinvent our economic life at a much more local and regional scale. The Resilience Imperative argues for a major SEE (social, ecological, economic) change as a prerequisite for replacing the paradigm of limitless economic growth with a more decentralized, cooperative, steady-state economy. The authors present a comprehensive series of strategic questions within the broad areas of: *Energy sufficiency *Local food systems *Interest-free financing *Affordable housing and land reform *Sustainable community development Each section is complemented by case studies of pioneering community initiatives rounded out by a discussion of transition factors and resilience reflections. With a focus on securing and sustaining change, this provocative book challenges deeply embedded cultural assumptions. Profoundly hopeful and inspiring, The Resilience Imperative affirms the possibilities of positive change as it is shaped by individuals, communities, and institutions learning to live within our ecological limits. Michael Lewis is the executive director of the Center for Community Enterprise and is well-known internationally as a practitioner, author, educator, and leader in the field of community economic development. Patrick Conaty is an honorary research fellow at the University of Birmingham and a director of Common Futures. Since 1999 he has worked for the new economics foundation (nef), where he has produced a wide range of publications about predatory lending, financial inclusion, community land trusts, and social venture finance.

The Resilience Imperative

The Resilience Imperative
  • Author : Michael Lewis,Patrick Conaty
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-06-12
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : We find ourselves between a rock and a hot place—compelled by the intertwined forces of peak oil and climate change to reinvent our economic life at a much more local and regional scale. The Resilience Imperative argues for a major SEE (social, ecological, economic) change as a prerequisite for ...

Resilience Imperative

Resilience Imperative
  • Author : Magali Reghezza-Zitt,Samuel Rufat
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Total pages : 262
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : "We have to adapt to the impacts that, unfortunately, we can no longer avoid", said President Obama at the UN Climate Summit in September 2014. Adaptation and resilience are now a must in both academic research and international bodies. A fashionable concept, resilience's polysemy sparks many debates on its uses and ...

The Resilience Imperative

The Resilience Imperative
  • Author : Michael Lewis,Patrick Conaty
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-06-12
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : Argues that the economy can only be improved through major changes that will make it more decentralized and cooperative, including such novel ideas as energy self-sufficiency, interest-free financing, affordable housing, local food systems and more. Original....

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
  • Author : National Academies,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy,Committee on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-29
  • Total pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : No person or place is immune from disasters or disaster-related losses. Infectious disease outbreaks, acts of terrorism, social unrest, or financial disasters in addition to natural hazards can all lead to large-scale consequences for the nation and its communities. Communities and the nation thus face difficult fiscal, social, cultural, and ...

Resilience

Resilience
  • Author : Andrew Zolli,Ann Marie Healy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-07-09
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : Tracing some of the economic highs and lows that impacted the world in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, an introduction to the emerging field of resilience research explains how to approach disruptions in ecosystems, businesses and governments to better reinforce interdependent world systems. 40,000 first printing....

Architecture and Resilience

Architecture and Resilience
  • Author : Kim Trogal,Irena Bauman,Ranald Lawrence,Doina Petrescu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-20
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : Resilience will be a defining quality of the twenty-first century. As we witness the increasingly turbulent effects of climate change, the multiple challenges of resource depletion and wage stagnation, we know that our current ways of living are not resilient. Our urban infrastructures, our buildings, our economies, our ways of ...

Corporate Defense and the Value Preservation Imperative

Corporate Defense and the Value Preservation Imperative
  • Author : Sean Lyons
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-19
  • Total pages : 316
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : This is the first book to finally address the umbrella term corporate defense, and to explain how an integrated corporate defense program can help an organization address both value creation and preservation. The book explores the value preservation imperative, which represents an organization’s obligation to implement a comprehensive corporate ...

Resilience in the Anthropocene

Resilience in the Anthropocene
  • Author : David Chandler,Kevin Grove,Stephanie Wakefield
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Total pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : This book offers the first critical, multi-disciplinary study of how the concepts of resilience and the Anthropocene have combined to shape contemporary thought and governmental practice. Faced with the climate catastrophe of the Anthropocene, theorists and policymakers are increasingly turning to ‘sustainable’, ‘creative’ and ‘bottom-up’ imaginaries of governance. The book ...

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
  • Author : National Academies,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy,Committee on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-29
  • Total pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : No person or place is immune from disasters or disaster-related losses. Infectious disease outbreaks, acts of terrorism, social unrest, or financial disasters in addition to natural hazards can all lead to large-scale consequences for the nation and its communities. Communities and the nation thus face difficult fiscal, social, cultural, and ...

Cultivating Teacher Resilience

Cultivating Teacher Resilience
  • Author : Caroline F. Mansfield
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 307
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : This open access book follows the development of the Building Resilience in Teacher Education (BRiTE) project across Australia and internationally. Drawing on the success of this project and the related research collaborations that have since emerged, it highlights the importance of cultivating resilience at various stages of teachers' careers. Divided ...

Commons Sense

Commons Sense
  • Author : Pat Conaty
  • Publisher : Hawthorn Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-25
  • Total pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : How Garden City and Community Land Trust methods enable 'associative democracy' vision to be put into practice through the development of social-public partnerships....

Environmental Hazards and Resilience

Environmental Hazards and Resilience
  • Author : Dennis J. Parker,Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-08-27
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : Building resilience to the world’s increasingly damaging environmental hazards has become a priority. This book considers the scientific advances which have been made around the world to enhance this resilience. Although resilience is not new, it is through the idea of resilience that governments, organisations, and communities around the ...

Psychological Governance and Public Policy

Psychological Governance and Public Policy
  • Author : Jessica Pykett,Rhys Jones,Mark Whitehead
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Total pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : There have been significant developments in the state of psychological, neuroscientific and behavioural scientific knowledge relating to the human mind, brain, action and decision-making over the past two decades. These developments have influenced public policy making and popular culture in the UK and elsewhere – through policies and emerging social practices ...

Floods

Floods
  • Author : Freddy Vinet
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-09-27
  • Total pages : 364
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : In the past thirty years, knowledge on flooding has greatly increased by moving away from purely hydrological and hydraulic science and opening up to other disciplines such as economics or human and geographical sciences. It is as part of this multidisciplinary approach that this book proposes a review of current ...

Competing Responsibilities

Competing Responsibilities
  • Author : Susanna Trnka,Catherine Trundle
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-10
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1550925059
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Summary : Noting the pervasiveness of the adoption of "responsibility" as a core ideal of neoliberal governance, the contributors to Competing Responsibilities challenge contemporary understandings and critiques of that concept in political, social, and ethical life. They reveal that neoliberalism's reification of the responsible subject masks the myriad forms of individual and ...