Andrew Zolli: The Big Picture – Building Resilience

At our 2014 Climate, Buildings and Behavior symposium, resilience expert Andrew Zolli gave this keynote talk on the accelerating pace of disruptions in this century, and how the shocks with which we’re increasingly confronted, don’t fit into our normal planning horizons — so we’re constantly surprised.  But that doesn’t lock us into a dystopian future; with disruption also comes opportunity for positive change.  “How do we help people and systems recover, persist or even thrive amid disruption?” he asks. “This would be a design brief for the 21st century.”

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