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‘Resilience’ is a concept that is increasingly used to refer to a community’s ability to anticipate, survive, respond and recover in the face of disaster, decline and hardship. Originally the term was used to denote physical properties of materials such as timber or steel, and more recently it has been used by ecologists and environmentalists to refer to the ability of natural systems to recover from disease or destruction. Now policy makers and researchers are referring to ‘community resilience’ as a measure of our local and social ability to reduce risk and vulnerability in the face of adversity.
This edition of Practice Insights delves into some key practical and critical issues around how the concept of community resilience is being used and can how it can inform community development practice and policy.

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