My Resilient Design course at BAC starts up soon

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 | 9 comments

For the past two years, I’ve been teaching the online course, Resilient Design, through Boston Architectural College (BAC). The eight-week course runs from March 23 to May 16, 2015 and is limited to 15 students. It’s a great opportunity to dig into the issue of resilience at both a building scale and a community scale and to participate in in-depth online discussions. The course is offered through BAC’s Sustainable Design Institute and earns 1.5 credits that can be used towards a Masters in Design Studies or simply taken as continuing education. Here’s the course...

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BAC course on Resilient Design

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 | 3 comments

Alex Wilson taught an online, eight-week course, Resilient Design, at Boston Architectural College (BAC) January – March, 2014. This course will be offered at least annually through BAC’s Sustainable Design Institute, and it can be taken either as part of their continuing education program or one of their degree programs. Details can be found at the BAC website. More information is available in the Spring 2014 Sustainable Design Institute Course...

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Architecture for Humanity

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 | 0 comments

Here’s word of another conference taking up the resiliency theme: On November 7-9th, 2013, your favorite humanitarian design and resiliency conference presented by Architecture for Humanity is back for another round of innovative panel discussions, workshops, Design Open Mic, and inspiring dose of industry networking. This year’s theme, Designing for a More Resilient World, will highlight the intensifying need to protect livelihood in a world which is continuously dealing with the aftereffects of issues like climate change, urbanization and population shock. Via...

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Two major resilient design events

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 | 0 comments

This one will feature RDI’s Alex Wilson as a panelist: a discussion at the United Nations entitled Resilient Design for Sustainable Urbanization — Friday, October 4. Info here.  And, on Thursday in Boston: Building A Resilient City: Preparing Our Buildings for Climate Change, the second event in A Better City’s “Building A Resilient City” series. Alex will be speaking at this event also. Info...

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Brattleboro event: Lessons from Germany’s Energy Transition

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 | 0 comments

In 2000 Germany set a goal of achieving 20 percent renewable electricity production by 2020. At that time they were at 3 percent. Now, just 12 years later, they are already at 25 percent. How is Germany transitioning to a renewable energy economy so quickly? Long-time renewable energy advocate Bob Walker and Vermont State Representative Margaret Cheney will report on what they learned from their recent renewable energy tour of Germany as guests of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The trip was designed for American policymakers and advocates who are advancing renewable energy across the U.S....

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Alex presenting at an all-day workshop on resilient design in Boston

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 | 0 comments

I’m one of four presenters at an all-day workshop, “Skills for Building Resilient Communities,” on Tuesday, March 5th, immediately preceding the NESEA Building Energy Conference in Boston. The other presenters are architect Dan Watson, FAIA (author of the recently published book, Design for Flooding: Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design for Resilience to Climate Change); Joel Gordes, of Environmental Energy Solutions; and and Maureen Hart of Sustainable Measures. This will be a great opportunity to dig deeply into the whys and how of resilient design. Click here for...

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