The Stockholm Resilience Centre has just produced a beautiful new booklet that outlines seven principles for applying resilience thinking.
The 20 page free pdf booklet Applying resilience thinking – Seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems (pdf, 1.4 MB), presents seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems:
- maintain diversity and redundancy
- manage connectivity
- manage slow variables and feedbacks
- foster complex adaptive systems thinking
- encourage learning
- broaden participation
- promote polycentric governance systems.
Each principle is presented along with an example of how it has been applied.
The booklet builds on a in-depth, multi-year comprehensive review of the resilience literature conducted by the Resilience Alliance Young Scholars network. The first product of this review was a 2012 paper by Oonise Biggs and others “Towards principles for enhancing the resilience of ecosystem services” in Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources (2012), and now a book “Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems” that will be published by Cambridge University Press later this year.
Oonsie Biggs and company will be running a session on their book at the Resilience 2014 conference, on Tuesday 6 May, 11:30-12:30.