Creating Resilience, Minimizing Vulnerability of Communities
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A resilient system is characterized by including a community of humans (or other living beings), who provide the ability and capacity for necessary self-organization and adaption. Resilience is the active ability of a system, to cope with the unexpected, especially with disruptive challenges through adaption. Here adaption is a conscious and active process involving reorganization, not an automatic response.
- Impact or disruptive challenge
An impact or disruptive challenge is characterized by the combination of being an unexpected event affecting a system and having the potential to harm or destroy this system.
Vulnerability defines the degree to which a system is susceptible to adverse effects and unable to cope with them. This includes solely technical systems (machines) as well as humans or communities.
The degree to which a system can sustain an impact without being changed substantially or irreversibly is its robustness. Impacts that...
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