Last November I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Transforming Vulnerability Conference hosted by the Global Challenges Program at the University of Wollongong to be part of a panel on Children and Disasters. Wollongong is one of my favourite cities, having spent quite a bit of time there during my Uni days. It […]Read more "The kids are alright"
My inbox is full of newsletters. I’m one of those people who subscribe to everything, because to paraphrase Emmett from the Lego Movie, Everything is Interesting. Having said that, I rarely read them, because of time or headspace. However, one release from the World Economic Forum caught my eye this week The Future of Financial […]Read more "Disruptive innovations"
I am a geographer. It is a bold statement. Particularly when you are filling out your tax return, and are asked for occupation, and there is no “geographer” in the list of hundreds of jobs. In the tax office’s eyes, I don’t exist. Still on the birth certificates of my children, I am listed as […]Read more "Not lost. Mostly."
Originally posted on Recovery Diva:
An interesting idea from the NYTimes: Next Time, Libraries Could Be Our Shelters From the Storm. Some excerpts: To some extent, churches, libraries, schools and malls already serve as emergency centers, albeit not all churches responded or were equipped to be of help after Sandy. And as the novelist Zadie…