Resilience: Analysis and Practice (APA2353.03)

Lizah Makombore

The course will focus on social ecological systems integration framework to determine community resilience, enable smart design processes at the nexus of climate, food, energy and water systems and learn practical skills, such as ; the role of smart approaches to climate literacy and citizen science, digital storytelling, early warning systems and community based experiential knowledge.

In this undergraduate level course, we will explore complex adaptive systems and adaptive management approaches to design resilient communities . Increasing demands of a globalizing economy, loss in biodiversity, the double malnutrition problem (obesity and malnutrition), looming pandemics, aging critical infrastructure, changing demographics, and a changing climate has led to increasing concern about the resiliency of social-ecological and socio-technological systems at multiple scales of governance. These multi-scale challenges require multi-scale solutions. In particular, secure provision of food, meaningful livelihoods, reliable energy , clean water and early warnings to vulnerable communities in the face of natural and man-made hazards requires urgent attention of policy makers, planners and citizens. The emphasis will be placed on practical skills, such as resilience analysis, assessment, evaluation and scenario planning.

Module dates: October 24 & 28, November 4, 7, 11, & 14


Learning Outcomes:
Definitions of Resilience
Adaptive Management Approaches
Climate Literacy
Citizen Science


Delivery Method: Fully remote
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 1
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (3rd module block)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 2000 , 3rd Module Block , Advancement of Public Action , All courses , Fully remote , One Credit
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