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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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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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Feature/How Kenya’s herders got their livestock insured

Researchers puzzled out how to include dryland livestock herders in the global insurance market. Their next challenge is to stay in balance with a changing ecosystem.

WRITTEN BY Lucas Laursen
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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
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Opinion/Why resilience?

With only a few days to go before the start of the science conference “Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability”, Stockholm Resilience Centre science director Carl Folke reflects: why resilience?

WRITTEN BY Carl Folke
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Feature/Women hunters in the octopuses’ gardens

Octopus represents both food and profit for small-scale fishers who live along the shores of the western Indian Ocean. Changes in the region have implications for fisherwomen that need to be addressed by fisheries policy and management to become more gender equitable.

WRITTEN BY Liz Drury O'Neill
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Commentary/Can science fiction reimagine the future of global development?

Why science-based fictional narratives can help us develop a more sustainable and equitable future for humanity on spaceship Earth.  

WRITTEN BY Andrew Merrie
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Commentary/Shifting contexts in the Sahel

Farmers in Burkina Faso rely on whole village landscapes for their livelihoods. Their reliance on that multifunctional patchwork is adjusting as they face changes in rainfall patterns, in young people’s aspirations, and in local markets.

WRITTEN BY Hanna Sinare
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Opinion/Resilience thinking: science for uncertain futures

How can we make progress on the big development challenges we face even as the ground beneath our feet keeps changing? Belinda Reyers of the Stockholm Resilience Centre explores how we might navigate unknowable futures.