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Strengthening the community resilience movement.

Post Carbon Institute believes that building community resilience is our best response to the looming economic, energy, and environmental challenges of the 21st century. A resilient community is one that can maintain its essential identity while adapting to these and other challenges.

We can build a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world for all—if we have a true understanding of the nature of the challenges, employ systems and resilience thinking, and act with courage, creativity, humility, and humanity. Post Carbon Institute’s work supports people who want to deepen their thinking and pursue strategies that build community resilience in a sustainable and equitable way.

Related projects

  • Resilience.org, the premier source of news, insights, and resources for our turbulent times, visited by over 1 million people a year.
  • Think Resilience, an online course that provides subscribers with an understanding of the systemic crises of the 21st century, introduces them to systems and resilience thinking, and provides practical examples of efforts to build resilience in various sectors of society.
  • Book: 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.
  • Report: Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience describes how communities can approach the full scope of the 21st century’s challenges equitably and sustainably.

Image: Shalom Shabazi in Tel Aviv, via Shutterstock.