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Keep up to date with our latest news, publications, projects, and other interesting and useful insights into resilience.
Oamaru Heritage Precinct workshop : future thinking for a thriving community
Oamaru Heritage Precinct workshop : future thinking for a thriving community
In February this year, a workshop was held in Oamaru to bring together heritage tourism stakeholders to explore future options for the town and its heritage precinct. Attendees included tenants from the heritage precinct, and members of the Waitaki District Council and Whitestone Civic Trust. Funded by QuakeCoRE, the participatory decision-support ...
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ISCRAM Conference, Wellington, November 2018
ISCRAM Conference, Wellington, November 2018
The inaugural ISCRAM (International Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) Asia Pacific regional conference is being held in Wellington from the 4th to 7th November 2018, and Resilient Organisations is excited to be supporting the conference. The theme for the conference is Innovating for Resilience, and the programme ...
Improving Resilience to Natural Disasters: West Coast Lifelines Vulnerability and Interdependency
Improving Resilience to Natural Disasters: West Coast Lifelines Vulnerability and Interdependency
David Elms, Ian McCahon and Rob Dewhirst have been taking a fresh approach to evaluating infrastructure resilience investment priorities for West Coast communities. By looking at the West Coast’s infrastructure as a system, they identify vulnerabilities that prevent ‘flow’ through that system and the importance of each critical pipeline of ...
John Vargo speaking on resilience and social enterprises
John Vargo speaking on resilience and social enterprises
John Vargo spoke about organisational resilience with Steve Moe on his podcast series, seeds. In this series of podcasts Steve talks with people making a positive impact, particularly relating to social enterprises and entrepreneurs.   Listen to the podcast on iTunes or access it via Castbox App on android phones.  It is also available at www.seeds.libsyn.com. ...
Job vacancy: Research Assistant position
Job vacancy: Research Assistant position
Based in our Christchurch office, you will be working on a broad range of projects spanning resilience research and practice. One of your major projects will be the Resilience Assessment Warrant of Fitness funded by the Resilience to Nature's Challenge - National Science Challenge. This is a new project to develop ...
Building a better understanding of metadata and geospatial data
Building a better understanding of metadata and geospatial data
We've uploaded a series of short videos to YouTube to help system users build a better understanding of metdata and how it can build better research practices. The New Zealand government has committed funding over the next decade to researching our country’s most pressing problems.  The National Science Challenges are ...
If you had $5 billion for developing seismic resilience in NZ, what would you spend the it on?
If you had $5 billion for developing seismic resilience in NZ, what would you spend the it on?
We recently asked a random sample of New Zealand university academics about preferred and overlooked areas of spend in developing resilience to earthquakes. The survey is part of our joint effort wth QuakeCoRE to collate a transdisciplinary list of options that might assist in investment planning for developing seismic resilience ...
Incentivising organisational resilience
Incentivising organisational resilience
Businesses need to believe they are going to be impacted, that they can reduce this impact through their own actions, and that it is an essential part of business to do so.  Those who believe these things invest in resilience.  However, it is not enough to rely on the ‘enlightenment’ of ...
Attending QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting as a new Post-Doc
Attending QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting as a new Post-Doc
“Half of us today attended the QuakeCoRE meeting last year, the other half are here for the first time – many crossed continents to join us,” announced Professor Brendon Bradley, QuakeCoRE Deputy Director, before dinner on the first day of the 3-days meeting in Taupo, September 2017. Our new Postdoctoral ...
Raising the bar - getting our keystone organisations better engaged and prepared
Raising the bar – getting our keystone organisations better engaged and prepared
Following on from their National Emergency Management Conference in early June, the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) have uploaded videos of some of the conference presentations, including Erica Seville's presentation on better preparing organisations' for crisis ...
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