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Resilience 3.0 

how to cope with 2, 3 or 4 degrees

This workshop is about pushing systems to the limits – as seen in 2021 with fires in Turkey and Canada – floods in China or Germany – cyclones / hurricanes in India & New York… could Manchester be next??

So we look for system resilience – not just bouncing back but ‘forward’… But is this a resilience of individuals, which reproduces structures of power and inequality – or a resilience of cities, regions, or whole societies?  and would that mean a step change in how all parts of society learn, think ahead, innovate and collaborate – i.e. a bigger picture, a collective resilience intelligence’??

As part of the Eco-wise program on ‘collective eco-intelligence’ – we explore such resilience from 3 angles, each learning from previous workshops in this series –

  • Bio-regional 3.0questions on urban-rural linkages & territorial systems
  • Green new deal 3.0: questions on transition pathways, net zero exchanges, adaptation vs mitigation
  • Peri-eco-urban 3.0): with questions on urban-rural linkages, complexity & order in chaos


This event is part of the University of Manchester program on ‘Climate Questions – feeding into the COP26 in November – from the University ranked #1 for contribution to the SDGs.  It also follows from the synthesis workshop with the UKRI  ‘Towards a Sustainable Earth’  program and feeds into the Adaptation Research Alliance

On a parallel track we explore some fundamentals on research in the ‘real world’ – how to study complex systems where everything is in dynamic change – how to understand ‘adaptation’ which is entangled with inequality, corruption, livelihood, etc.

With these practical examples we aim to explore & sketch pathways, from the current crises, towards potential opportunity – i.e. a workable Resilience 3.0

Time: Thursday 14th October 1600 BST: online 

  • 1) panel discussion 1600-1700
  • 2) interactive workshop 1700-1800 (separate link tbc)

The panel includes: 

  • Joe Ravetz (host): towards a ‘collective resilience intelligence’ – quick tour of the Mind Lab & experimental zone in progress; 
  • Sarah Webb, Natural Environment Research Council:  research for ‘real world’ complexity & the Adaptation Research Alliance;
  • Lakshmi Rajendra, UCL:  challenges of urban sprawl in the global South, marginalised communities, environment & health.
  • Angela Connelly, Manchester School of Architecture:  creative-experiential co-design for new forms of resilience.
  • Grace Githiri, UN Habitat:  urban-rural linkages and the new agenda for territorial intelligence. 



Resilience 3.0 folder:  slides & materials