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October 2, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoWe hear the term used all over the place: in music, on TV, in books– but what IS resilience? In this episode, we discuss resilience from the Social-Ecological-Technological Systems (SETS) perspective. To understand what resilience means from this perspective, we interviewed urban resilience experts from each of these three disciplines. Dr. Nancy Grimm is a professor of ecology in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) and a co-director of the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN). Dr. Marta Berbes is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, but is transitioning the University of Waterloo where she'll work on their Future Cities Initiative. Dr. Dan Eisenberg is a Research Assistant Professor of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Learn more about and connect with our hosts and guests by checking out these links:


Stephen Elser: Twitter, LinkedIn

Sam Markolf: Twitter, UC-Merced website, Google Scholar


Nancy Grimm: Twitter, lab webpage

Marta Berbes: Twitter, Future Cities Initiative

Dan Eisenberg: Personal faculty page, research group page


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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at