In planning for the Roundtable, here at the Island Institute we did a lot of reading. We wanted to know what was already out there on the subject of resilience and identify different threads and perspectives we should try to bring into the conversation. To that end, we started gathering a community resilience resource library on our website. It is by no means complete, and we are currently in the process of gathering more ideas from Roundtable Core members and Participants.
We’d like your help as well. Have any sort of resource–books, articles, websites, organizations, songs, podcasts, exercises–you’d like to share? Please include it in the comments below!
The other resilience resource we’d like to share are the three articles sent out to Roundtable members for reading prior to the gathering. We felt these articles broadly addressed resilience theory’s history and present understanding. A very quick introduction for the group, but one we hope was helpful to ground the Roundtable members. Have feedback on the articles? Please let us know in the comments!
“Resilience Ecologists Look to Nature For Strategies to Stay Afloat in Turbulent Times” by Mark Sommer, posted by InterPress Service
Again, please view the resilience library available on our website and give us your feedback! We aim to create a virtual library that will be useful in other towns and cities and planning committees.