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Feature/Farming with nature

Around the world, innovative agroecological farmers increasingly challenge the dominant industrial way of farming. Combining local and scientific knowledge, they put resilience thinking into practice to feed growing populations and cope with climate change, water scarcity, market volatility, and more.

WRITTEN BY Fredrik Moberg
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Commentary/How cities can use nature to cope with change

Heatwaves across south-east Australia continue to break records. New Orleans is still searching for solutions to its flooding issues following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Researchers look for global lessons in the aftermath of extreme weather events to see how cities can respond to environmental challenges ahead.

WRITTEN BY Dave Kendal & Joshua Lewis
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Feature/Greenpoint returns to its ‘greener’ days

From Brooklyn to Bangalore, community networks and collaboration yield success – and lessons, for governance and community involvement elsewhere.

WRITTEN BY Johanna Jelinek Boman
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Opinion/Rethinking 2017 while looking ahead to 2018

Turning the calendar to a new year, whether lunar or solar, presents an opportunity for reflection and celebration. Rethink’s editors take a stab at both.

WRITTEN BY Marika Haeggman & Naomi Lubick
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Commentary/Urban Earth

A call for “new urban knowledge” – and a little bit of tinkering – might help to address how cities and their regions can develop resilience in the face of a quickly urbanising planet.

WRITTEN BY Thomas Elmqvist & Timon McPhearson
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Opinion/We all want to be resilient. Or do we?

“Resilience” has attracted different definitions over the years. Explore with us what we think it actually means to be resilient.

WRITTEN BY Belinda Reyers & Michele-Lee Moore
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Opinion/Starting with six Ps

Putting the social in social-ecological systems means getting people, place, power, and more into discussions of resilience. This requires an openness to very different schools of thought – and crossing some new frontiers in resilience research.

WRITTEN BY Katrina Brown
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Commentary/Making resilience, adaptation, and transformation real

Researchers have been working on a new way of examining the changes needed in social-ecological systems to achieve desired sustainability goals through the RAPTA (Resilience, Adaptation Pathways and Transformation Assessment) approach. Pilot projects in Ethiopia translate sometimes unfamiliar terms to reality.

WRITTEN BY Yiheyis Maru & Deborah O'Connell
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Feature/Scientists jam with musicians, artists to stir public passion for nature

Scientists, development practitioners, and policy thinkers joined artists and musicians at the Resilience 2017 conference in Stockholm in August.

WRITTEN BY Megan Rowling
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Commentary/Resilience 2017 in 7 quotes

A recent gathering in Stockholm brought together academic, artistic, and practitioner communities to discuss the latest in resilience research, and what might be next.

WRITTEN BY Owen Gaffney