Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development: Learning Journeys in Conservation.pdf
John Blewitt is Director of Lifelong Learning at Aston University concentrating on a range of activities including community and employer engagement, e-learning, part time and flexible provision, professional development and sustainability. He is a member of the IUCN Commission on Communication and Education and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Academy. Daniella Tilbury is Chair of Sustainability and Director of Sustainability at the University of Gloucestershire. She is responsible for leadership and learning for sustainability across the institution as well as overseeing the University's International Research Institute in Sustainability (IRIS) and its United Nations University accredited, Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) in Education for Sustainability.
1. Introduction: Learning journeys and resilience in times of change 2. Resilience in Theory and Practice 3. Shifting Tactics?: Testing the resilience of a movement 4. Contesting Market Logics 5. Regenerative and Resilient Eco-cities 6. Risks, Transition and an Ecology of Circumstances 7. Education and Conservation: Building social resilience 8. Resilience, Sustainability and the Utopian Future 9. Destinations: Humpty Dumpty and the Search for Resilience
Resilience is a term that is gaining currency in conservation and sustainable development, though its meaning and value in this context is yet to be defined. Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development examines ways in which resilience may be created within the web of ecological, socio-economic and cultural systems that make up the world in. The authors embark upon a learning journey exploring both robust and fragile systems and asking questions of groups and individuals actively involved in building or maintaining resilience. Through a series of wide ranging interviews the authors give voice to the many different approaches to thinking of and building resilience that may otherwise stay rooted in and confined by specific disciplinary, professional or spatial contexts. The book documents emerging trends, shifting tactics and future pathways for the conservation and sustainable development movement post Rio+20, arriving at a set of diverse but connected conclusions and questions in relation to the resilience of people and planet. This book is ideal for students and researchers working in the fields of conservation, sustainable development, education, systems thinking and development studies. It will also be of great interest to NGOs and government officers whose interests and responsibilities focus on conserving or reconstructing biodiversity and system resilience.