Every day brings new calls for sustainability, as humanity's actual behaviour moves ever further away from it. What can we learn from an obscure Austrian philosopher?
People stand together in solidarity, but it belies the more complex story of human response.
There are two types of nostalgia. One promotes resilience and personal growth, while the other can lead to an obsessive quest to escape the present.
Schools that have supportive strategies in place can offer buffers. They can promote positive outcomes -- for pupils and teachers.
In the wake of the suicide bombing in Manchester, England, an expert on social networks explains why ties to other people help societies recover from traumatic events.
If resilience efforts don't consider justice issues, they will end up making those who are the most in need the least resilient.
Reflections on World Wetland Day on how this precious resource can be used sustainably to reduce rural poverty, improve food security and strengthen livelihood in the face of climate change.
Microbial-based solutions for agriculture are among some of the new innovations having an impact on the sector in the developed world.
Research shows that kindness towards oneself, or self compassion, could improve motivation.
The natural world favours resilience over efficiency – so why don't humans?
With burgeoning need and an aid system that is failing to cope, what meaning does 'resilience' have?
As the U.S. braces for potential landfall of Hurricane Matthew, our experts weigh in on hurricanes, the need for resilient infrastructure and climate change.
Many people with moderate to severe chronic pain find it difficult to move around. By contrast, HIV-positive people who had chronic pain are still active.
It seems that vulnerability is a cost of privilege, and resilience comes as a result of adversity.
Are terrorist attacks also an implicit design critique of our urban landscape? An architect and urban designer suggests we can fight terrorism by not building obvious targets.
Recent floods in southeast Louisiana were the most severe U.S. natural disaster since 2012's Hurricane Sandy. Suburban sprawl and slow execution of flood control projects worsened the damage.
With little state and federal leadership, regional planners in southern Florida try to prepare for the effects of climate change.
Some Olympic moments are a timely reminder of the human capacity to bounce back in the face of challenge or failure. But why do some people wilt, while others seem to do over or go again?
In response to disasters like Superstorm Sandy, engineers are developing new building codes and tools to calculate the value of upgrades. National policy should encourage builders to use these tools.
Why psychological pain and trauma could have some positive effects – but only for some people.