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 […]

Collaborating for the Future We Want

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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, […]

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 […]

Networking for Community Resilience

Deborah Frieze, Walk Out, Walk On. Filmed in the Greenhouse on 22nd November at the Networking for Resilience event. Deborah explores the nature of change and introduces the two loops model.

Catalysing Change

‘May you live in interesting times’, the ancient Chinese proverb and curse states. Well it seems we are at a pivotal moment in history, this is a period of extraordinary change and things are getting very interesting. Now, with the institutions that we have depended on for so long failing us, and the housing and […]

Global Resilience with Peadar Kirby

Peadar Kirby, Professor of International Politics and Public Policy at Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick discusses global resilience.

Surfing the Waves of Change

Cultivate’s new animation examining the issue of Community Resilience has just been launched – watch it here now.

Walk Out Walk On ticket Competition

Walk Out Walk On Tuesday 22nd November 2011 | 19.30 – 21.30 The Greenhouse, St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2 If you would like to come along, we are giving away five tickets to this great event next Tuesday night. All you have to do is check out our new Animation about Community Resilience, and tell […]

Walk Out, Walk On

Two great new events coming up as part of Resilience month. Linking to a great article about both events from Clare Mulvaney on her One Wild Life Blog.