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The Quest for Human Resilience

The Quest for Human Resilience These are the opening remarks from the March 23rd, 2012 Future Tense event titled: Defining Resilience Sander van der Leeuw -- @ASUGreen Dean, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University Co-Chair, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative, Arizona State University 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.
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