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#ForewordFriday: Resilience Edition

First, there were droughts this summer; then Hurricane Sandy; and a week after that, there was a snowstorm in the northeast. It seems we just can't catch a break from Mother Nature. Lately, news outlets like the New York Times, the StarTribune, and Slate have been throwing around the word “resilience:” as in, new urban designs must demonstrate resilience, must be able to withstand future extreme-weather incidents. Will this word -- and this idea -- become as ubiquitous as "sustainability" is? Brian Walker and David Salt explore how cities can achieve both resilience and sustainability in their book, Resilience Thinking. Happy reading!