Resilience—What Does This Buzzword Really Mean?

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Resilience—What Does This Buzzword Really Mean?

by Laura Amaya
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 8:15am

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Over the past few years, resilience has emerged as a buzzword in the global development sector. The United Nations defines it as the ability to withstand unexpected events and quickly recover, while the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) initiative looks at both the unanticipated shocks and the continuous stresses that weaken cities. Meanwhile, the government of India sees resilience as a key component of its Smart Cities Challenge, which aims to “[help] cities get smarter, faster.” What, then, does resilience mean in the context of the world’s developing economies?

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