In this publication, we explore a culture of resilience, examine current vulnerabilities in our home region along the West Coast of North America, and present stories of how individuals and organizations are changing the nature of social, political, and economic interactions.

Although our focus is on regional scales, our vision is hardly regionally bounded. National and international regimes are stuck in maladaptive traps: entrenched ways of thinking, acting, and organizing. We believe that the innovation that emerges at local and regional scales can lead to large-scale transformation. We start with resilience at home in order to develop institutions that better support personal, social, and natural wellbeing for everyone.

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