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The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval
edited by Daniel Lerch
contributions by Asher Miller, Stephanie Mills, William Rees, Margaret Robertson, David Salt, Scott Sawyer, Howard Silverman, William Throop, Brian Walker, Al Weinrub, Sarah Byrnes, Rebecca Wodder, Chuck Collins, Rosemary Cooper, Denise Fairchild, Joshua Farley, Richard Heinberg, Leena Iyengar and Mike Lydon
Island Press, 2017
Paper: 978-1-61091-860-2 | eISBN: 978-1-61091-861-9
Library of Congress Classification HN49.C6C5789 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.70525

The sustainability challenges of yesterday have become today’s resilience crises. National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other increasingly complex problems by building resilience at the community level. But what does that mean in practice, and how can it be done in a way that’s effective and equitable?

The Community Resilience Reader offers a new vision for creating resilience, through essays by leaders in such varied fields as science, policy, community building, and urban design. The Community Resilience Reader combines a fresh look at the challenges humanity faces in the 21st century, the essential tools of resilience science, and the wisdom of activists, scholars, and analysts working with community issues on the ground. It shows that resilience is a process, not a goal; how resilience requires learning to adapt but also preparing to transform; and that resilience starts and ends with the people living in a community. Despite the formidable challenges we face, The Community Resilience Reader shows that building strength and resilience at the community level is not only crucial, but possible.

From Post Carbon Institute, the producers of the award-winning The Post Carbon Reader, The Community Resilience Reader is a valuable resource for students, community leaders, and concerned citizens.
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