On this page, you can find resources for those who want to learn more about complexity, systems theory, and resilience. The content on this page is by no means exhaustive. I am hoping that the information you will find here will help you with your teaching and research. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.


Can we build disaster resilient communities? | Gregory Kopp | TEDxWesternU

A secret weapon for true disaster resilience | Lucie Ozanne | TEDxChristchurch

From disaster response to disaster prevention | Rachel Kyte | TEDxSendai (English)

Smart Disaster Recovery | Chamutal Afek Eitam | TEDxJaffa

What does resilience look like? | Abigail Eaton-Masters | TEDxBathUniversity

Sustainable Rebuilding Post Disaster | Bob Dixson | TEDxHerndon

Building Resilient Communities: A Moral Responsibility | Nick Tilsen | TEDxRapidCity


Axelrod, Robert & Cohen, Michael D. 2000. Harnessing Complexity. Basic Books

Gleick, James. 2008. Chaos: Making a New Science. Minerva.

Gleick, James. 2012. The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood. Vintage.

Comfort. Louise K. 2019. The Dynamics of Risk: Changing Technologies and Collective Action in Seismic Events

Mitchell-Waldrop, Melanie. 1992. Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos. Simon & Schuster.

Mitchell-Waldrop. Melanie. 2011. Complexity: A Guided Tour.

Mitchell-Waldrop, Melanie. 2019. Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans.

Page. Scott. Diversity and Complexity.

Holland. John. Signals and Boundaries.

Holland, John. Complexity: A very Short Introduction.

La Porte. Todd. Organized Social Complexity. Princeton University Press.

Stone. James V. 2018. Information Theory: A Tutorial.

Kenney, Michael. 2007. From Pablo to Osama: Trafficking and Terrorist Networks, Government Bureaucracies, and Competitive Adaptation. Pennsylvania State University Press.

Datasets and Websites

Complexity Explorer by the Santa Fe Institute


Complexity Explained