Resilient Communities

In 2015 we ran a highly successful Resilient Communities conference with delegates and presenters from the emergency services, local authorities and grassroots community groups. We were easily persuaded to run a repeat in 2016.

The objectives were:

  • To understand what community resilience and cohesion means
  • To learn from the experiences of other people
  • To think about how we engage with communities
  • To talk about how global stresses will have a local impact

Resilience is one of the key political categories of our time

Resilience is now the top priority for the sustainable development and international development aid agenda. It is key to international security concerns, from cyber conflict to the war on terror, and vital for disaster risk reduction, conflict prevention, climate change and social, economic and institutional development.

All projects of governing have to cope with failure as a positive process of learning and development.

From the perspective of resilience thinking, we need to reject imposing top-down goals and direction on the world and instead find goals in processes, practices and communicative interactions. People are better adapted to the future than are social institutions and their representatives. Complex life can only be governed through the micro-knowledge and micro-tactics of those most in touch with reality.

The presentations from the 2016 conference are here:

Resilient Communities II conference

Resilient Communities II Andrew Fergusson
Resilient Communities II Andrew Fergusson
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Resilient Communities II Bradford On Avon
Resilient Communities II Bradford On Avon
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Resilient Communities II Communities Prepared
Resilient Communities II Communities Prepared
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Resilient Communities II El Parker
Resilient Communities II El Parker
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Resilient Communities II Hampshire And IOW LRF
Resilient Communities II Hampshire And IOW LRF
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Resilient Communities II Ian Roderick Day One
Resilient Communities II Ian Roderick Day One
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Resilient Communities II Ian Roderick Day Two
Resilient Communities II Ian Roderick Day Two
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Resilient Communities II Max Brodie
Resilient Communities II Max Brodie
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Resilient Communities II Paul Netherton
Resilient Communities II Paul Netherton
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Resilient Communities II Rachel Freeman
Resilient Communities II Rachel Freeman
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Resilient Communities II Sarah Toy
Resilient Communities II Sarah Toy
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Resilient Communities II What's In Your Box
Resilient Communities II What's In Your Box
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Resilient Communities II Zoe Hebden & James Bladon
Resilient Communities II Zoe Hebden & James Bladon
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