Nick Wilding's Blog – July 2008 Archive (5)

Reviewing recent resilience thinking

Is 'resilience' a helpful way to engage more and more people in thinking positively about the future of rural places? I believe it has a valuable place in up-dating the sometimes tired language of 'sustainability', in ways that connect and encourage peoples' sense of hope and dynamism in creating better futures. I also see it as a really effective way to connect climate change 'adaptation' and 'mitigation' responses.



They shouldn't be separate. Building resilient local communities,… Continue

Added by Nick Wilding on July 30, 2008 at 10:30 — 3 Comments

Skills for the future?

I have been following an excellent conversation hosted by Peter Taylor at the Institute for Development Studies at Sussex University. A colleague of Peter's, Jethro Petit, is a friend of mine - we're both reaching the final stages of our PhD process (action research) at Bath University. Our friends at Tipperary Institute are active contributors to the conversation - so I have culled some of the posts. These might also be of real relevance to the RARP skills group, so I will copy this email to… Continue

Added by Nick Wilding on July 14, 2008 at 12:47 — No Comments

In Defense of Food - by Michael Pollen

This article connects 'cheap energy mentality' with the curses of specialisation - which Michael Pollen claims is getting in the way of us responding effectively to the climate crisis. His suggestion - grow food! Our Falkland friends will appreciate this argument; it's worth posting more fully to perhaps spark a discussion in the forum.



The Way We Live Now: Why Bother?



By MICHAEL POLLAN



Published: April 20, 2008 New York Times Sunday… Continue

Added by Nick Wilding on July 14, 2008 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Tuathe Conference: papers available

On the 9th of June 2008 Irish Rural Link, in conjunction with Tipp Institute and with the support of Carnegie UK Trust, hosted the second Tuaithe 'Think Tank' session.



Tuaithe is a 'think tank' committed to developing sustainable rural communities in Ireland and is dedicated to seeking out new evidence-based ideas and policy solutions which will inform strategies and programmes that will be directed towards sustaining rural communities.



The presentations that were made on… Continue

Added by Nick Wilding on July 10, 2008 at 10:35 — No Comments

Three cheers for Hazel in Cornwall - and thanks to Juliet for the news. Click on the title.... NHS examines health promotion role This week's NHS review about the service's role looked at how it wo…

Three cheers for Hazel in Cornwall - and thanks to Juliet for the news. Click on the title....



NHS examines health promotion role



This week's NHS review about the service's role looked at how it would work to keep the nation healthy. Many believe the NHS should be involved in dealing with things like education and housing because those things have such a direct influence on our health. Adam… Continue

Added by Nick Wilding on July 8, 2008 at 17:07 — No Comments

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