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How do you balance the life safety risks of an earthquake prone public building against the community costs of prolonged closure of community facilities?

Leading through times of change: building a resilient organisation ResOrgs is exploring a partnership with Keogh Consulting in Australia to develop a leadership programme to support leaders navigate the new normal. Here are some strategies leaders can use to lead effectively through times of change.  

The idea of the 20-minute city, already being tested in Sydney and Paris, promotes the design of communities where education, healthcare, shopping and work are all within a 20-minute walk or bike. Could this be the future blueprint for decentralised cities?

Visionweek NZ 2020 – day three Sustaining NZ The COVID-19 response demonstrated New Zealand’s leadership. Our leaders looked at the science and took early and decisive action to address the threat. We need to extend this approach to address other sustainability threats and opportunities that we face. That was the overarching message that we took …

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Latest research update The Australian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies (AJDTS) has published a special issue focusing on “Pathways to Earthquake Resilience” – The case study of Wellington, New Zealand, featuring two papers from the ResOrgs team. The paper, Business recovery from disaster: A research update for practitioners focuses on ResOrgs’ six-year research interviewing and …

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DIVE Platform – the key to New Zealand’s exciting resilience innovations ResOrgs researchers, Dr Joanne Stevenson and Ellie Kay have been busy working with a team of researchers creating a new platform that will help researchers make better use of New Zealand’s Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience data. The collaborative team of researchers, funded by …

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Erica Seville appointed to the Earthquake Commision (EQC) Board Congratulations to Resilient Organisations’ Director, Erica Seville on her appointment as a Commissioner to the Earthquake Commision (EQC). Having spent many years leading and mentoring a group of researchers and consultants working to make public and private sector organisations more resilient, Erica will bring a wealth of …

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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 …

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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 will cover all of the …

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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 …

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