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Sustainability Events

Defining Resilience

Please join Future Tense for a wide-ranging inquiry on what it means to be resilient and what a resilient future could look like. Featuring a presentation by School of Sustainability dean Sander van der Leeuw.

The ability to bounce back, to absorb shocks, to persevere, to retain functionality over time, to endure, to adapt, to succeed, to survive, to sustain... so many verbs are conjured up by the term "resilience." Whether we're talking about our bodies, our minds, our communities, our institutions or our natural environment, the R-word provides a conceptual framework for designing a better tomorrow.

Future Tense is a partnership between the New America Foundation, Arizona State University and Slate magazine to explore emerging technologies and their transformative effects on society and public policy. Central to the partnership is a series of events in Washington, D.C., that take in-depth, provocative looks at issues that, while little-understood today, will dramatically reshape the policy debates of the coming decade.

Friday, March 23, 2012
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.