Newspaper Article

From bush fires to terrorism: how communities become resilient



Robertson T & Engstrom S (2020) From bush fires to terrorism: how communities become resilient. The Conversation. 21.01.2020.

First paragraph: The world has watched in sympathy as Australia has come to terms with the ravages of the worst bush fires on record. Communities have been devastated by this crisis, but many have shown incredible resilience in banding together to support one another through the harrowing experience. In New South Wales alone, for example, there are more than 70,000 unpaid rural fire service volunteers. And thousands of Australian citizens have rallied, demanding political, social and environmental change.

Community resilience; Extreme events; Leadership; Extreme weather; Community; Collaboration; Empowerment


FundersNCR National Centre for Resilience Scotland
Publication date21/01/2020
Publication date online21/01/2020
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Publisher URL…resilient-129932
Place of publicationLondon

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Dr Sandra Engstrom

Dr Sandra Engstrom

Lecturer, Social Work

Dr Tony Robertson

Dr Tony Robertson

Lecturer in Geographies of Public Health, Biological and Environmental Sciences

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