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.

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Spring Forward – Resilience Revisited

By Davie Philip – Published in Positive Life www.positivelife.ie/  Summer Issue 2014 “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”  Confucius In this column I have been exploring how, in the face of adversity, we might flourish as individuals and communities. Over the years I have introduced a number […]




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, […]