Published on Mar 27, 2012
Resilient Cities: Rethinking the Urban Landscape
This is a panel from the 3/23/2012 Future Tense event: Defining Resilience.
Kaid Benfield -- @Kaid_at_NRDC
Director of Sustainable Communities, Natural Resources Defense Council
Justin Hollander -- @justinhollander
Professor, Tufts University
Author, Sunburnt Cities: The Great Recession, Depopulation, and Urban Planning in the American Sunbelt
Sander van der Leeuw -- @ASUGreen
Dean, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Co-Chair, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative, Arizona State University
Andrés Martinez -- @NewAmerica
Vice President and Editorial Director, New America Foundation
The ability to bounce back, to absorb shocks, to persevere, to retain functionality over time, to endure, to adapt, to succeed, to survive, to sustain... so many verbs are conjured up by the term "resilience." Whether we're talking about our bodies, our minds, our communities, our institutions or our natural environment, the R-word provides a conceptual framework for designing a better tomorrow. Please join us for a wide-ranging inquiry on what it means to be resilient and what a resilient future could look like.