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Community resiliency is the capability of a community to use available resources to respond to, withstand and recover from adaverse situtions. As Dr. Judith Rodin points out, "...that we as a global community have been spending billions in a paradigm that is predicated on disaster recovery and repair rather than one that is based on readiness, preparedness and prevention."  Resiliency is a quality of sustainability.

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Sustainability and Resilience by Dr. Jack Ahern
Dr. Jack Ahern speaks to the UMass Sustainable Living class about using systems tools to build resilience into urban planning for sustainability. Uploaded on Apr 14, 2009

EarthSayers Jack Ahern; John Gerber

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