What We're Reading

Below is a small selection of some of the articles that have helped guide our mission and model.

Defining Resilience 

Building Community Resilience in a Context of Climate Change: The Role of Social CapitalAmbio, 2021

A Critical Review of Social Resilience Properties and Pathways in Disaster ManagementInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 2021

"An Introduction to the Social Resilience Model", Threshold Global Works, 

Pathways to Resilience, Part I, Movement Strategy Center, January 2015

Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning, Urban Sustainability Directors Network, May 2017

"Learning to Bounce Back," Andrew Zolli, The New York Times, November 2, 2012

Our People, Our Planet, Our Power: Community Led Research in South Seattle, Pudget Sound Stage, March 2016 


Equity & Disaster Preparedness

From Surviving to Thriving: Equity in Disaster Preparedness and PlanningThe Center for Progressive Reform, 2018

Assessing Social Equity in DisastersEos, 2021

A Catastrophe for Houston's Most Vulnerable People,” Tanvi Misra, The Atlantic, August 27, 2017

In the Carribean, Colonialism and Inequality Mean Hurricanes Hit Harder,” Levi Gahman and Gabrielle Thongs, The Conversation, September 20, 2017

On Roads Turned Waterways, Volunteers Improvise to Save the Trapped and Desperate,” Manny Fernandez, The New York Times, August 29, 2017

Seven Hard Lessons Federal Responders to Harvey Learned from Katrina,” Dave Phillips, The New York Times, September 7, 2017

"In the Eye of the Storm: A People’s Guide to Transforming Crisis & Advancing Equity in the Disaster Continuum," Lorah Steichen, Jacqueline Patterson, and Katherine Taylor, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, September 26, 2018.


Resilient Solutions

Community Climate Resilience and Environmental Education: Opportunities and Challenges for Transformative Learning, OECD, 2020

Building Back Better: A Sustainable, Resilient Recovery After COVID-192022

A Climate Conservation Corps,” Vanessa Williamson, Democracy Journal, Summer 2017 

Building to the Sky, with a plan for rising waters,” David W. Dunlap, The New York Times, January 26, 2017

How a Low-Income San Francisco Neighborhood Is Building a Culture of Disaster Preparedness,” Justin Gerdes, City Lab, May 7, 2014

Upper Manhattan Climate Action Manual, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, 2017



Interested in more literature on climate change impacts? Check out our Climate Preparedness Week Resilience Booklist here!