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How the California Drought Will Affect All of Us

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 | 1 comment

How the California Drought Will Affect All of Us

The most important thing we can do to strengthen the resilience of our food systems is to diversity agricultural production.

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RDI and our “resilient home” profiled in The Guardian

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 | 1 comment

RDI and our “resilient home” profiled in The Guardian

“I want even climate change deniers to boost the energy performance of their homes. Doing so will keep their families safer during power outages and other disturbances, and it will benefit all of us,” Alex explains.

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Do We Need to Shift Gears Post-Election?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 | 1 comment

Do We Need to Shift Gears Post-Election?

Rather than sitting back and waiting for the pendulum to swing back to the left, we need to find more examples of environmental gains that can be achieved in ways that deliver other benefits—in other words, that appeal not just to the left, but across the political spectrum.

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Looking to Resilient Design for a Cyclone-Battered Coastal City in India

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Looking to Resilient Design for a Cyclone-Battered Coastal City in India

The devastating cyclone, Hudhud this month in India provides an opportunity to incorporate strategies of passive survivability and resilience in the rebuilding.

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Resilient Design: Not as mainstream as we’d like

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 | 1 comment

Resilient Design: Not as mainstream as we’d like

As part of its monthly tracking how the architectural firms are faring, in its latest survey the American Institute of Architects queried members about their resilient design practices. Since “resilient design” is a concept that’s not yet the kind of household word that “sustainability” has become, we’re encouraged at the number of architecture shops that report having done projects that involved resilient design (about a quarter of them) — but at the same time, the numbers indicate that resilient design has a ways to go before it is a mainstream...

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A Vision for Transitioning to Renewable Energy Sources

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 | 8 comments

A Vision for Transitioning to Renewable Energy Sources

From the standpoint of resilience, a shift to this sort of renewables-based energy system will create a more resilient, distributed power grid with a more diverse generation sources.

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