Welcome

In this era of increasingly complex problems and shrinking resources, can we find meaningful and enduring solutions to the challenges we face today as individuals, communities and nations?

Welcome to Cultivate's Community Resilience Site. As well as bringing together ideas and learning resources for community resilience, these pages will facilitate a collaborative enquiry into how we might cope with the challenges we face today and make the transition to a world that works.

This is a Cultivate learning resource.

Global Citizen Blog

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Río+20: the future we want?

‘The Future We Want’ –the main result from Rio+20— has generated disappointment in many people for it seems to be proposing the opposite of what the title suggests. This work first analyzes some partial positive and negative aspects of the document, and then explains the rationale for this disappointment from an economic perspective: the 16 [...]

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Collaborating for the Future We Want

The Good Life 2.0 – Community Resilience In A Changing World By Davie Philip “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ~ Henry Ford In this Good Life 2.0 article, I want to further explore the themes of collaboration and the art of working together. In these challenging times, [...]

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For those of us who dream

This is a post from Alejo Etchart Ortiz, a Spanish sustainable development consultant who is now implementing a resilience-building, community approach to sustainable development in small rural areas called RESIVITAS. Here he introduces a vision of a community-based, resilience-building, systemic approach to sustainable development. Alejo also reviews how three of the pre-Rio 20 documents align with [...]