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Toward Resilient Architectures I: Biology Lessons

The word "resilience" is bandied about these days among environmental designers. In some quarters, it's threatening to displace another popular word, "sustainability." This is partly a reflection of newsworthy events like Hurricane Sandy, adding to a growing list of other disruptive events like tsunamis, droughts, and heat waves.

The Architecture of Complexity

In 1962, Nobel prize winner Herbert A. Simon wrote the foundational article 'The Architecture of Complexity' in which the central theme is that complexity frequently takes the form of hierarchy, and that hierarchic systems have some common properties that are independent of their specific content.