Resilience is …

Resilience is the capacity of an ecosystem to respond to a perturbation or disturbance by resisting damage and recovering quickly. | Der Begriff der Resilienz bezeichnet in der Ökosystemtheorie die Fähigkeit eines Ökosystems, angesichts von ökologischen Störungen seine grundlegende Organisationsweise zu erhalten anstatt in einen qualitativ anderen Systemzustand überzugehen. | La resilienza (dal latino resiliens -entis, part. pres. di resilire «rimbalzare») in ecologia e biologia è la capacità di un materiale di autoripararsi dopo un danno o di una comunità (o sistema ecologico) di ritornare al suo stato iniziale dopo essere stata sottoposta a una perturbazione che l’ha allontanata da quello stato. [Wikipedia]

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Lago Maggiore, 15.07.2014

The International Living Future Institute issues a challenge: «[…] TO ALL OF HUMANITY: to reconcile the built environment with the natural environment, into a civilization that creates greater biodiversity, resilience and opportunities for life with each adaptation and development». [Living Building ChallengeSM 3.0].

«True, deep, sustainable, community resilience should immediately become a central part of the planning paradigm for cities and towns across every country». – Jason F. McLennan [Transformational Thought: Radical Ideas to Remake the Built Environment].

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