Monday, March 1, 2010
"Resilience" according to Rob Hopkins
"I think in many ways the idea of resilience is a more useful concept than the idea of sustainability. The idea of resilience comes from the study of ecology, and it's really about how systems, settlements, withstand shock from the outside; when they encounter shock from the outside, that they don't just unravel and fall to pieces.
"[Resilience] is about building modularity into what we do; building surge breakers into how we organize the basic things that support us."
From this TED Talk.