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New Public Safety Building in Salt Lake City a Model of Resilience

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 | 0 comments

New Public Safety Building in Salt Lake City a Model of Resilience

The Salt Lake City Public Safety Building is designed to maintain functionality during and following the most severe earthquake foreseen.

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The Resilience Imperative in Canada

Posted by on May 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Adam Auer, the Director of Sustainability for the Cement Association of Canada, has just posted an excellent article, “The Resilience Imperative,” in ReNEW Canada: The Infrastructure Magazine. Adam interviewed me when he was writing the article, and I think he’s done an excellent job at capturing the salient issues. Even though the article is dense with facts and statistics, it is a very readable, concise article. Well worth a read. You can fine the full online article at this link.

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Resilience as Means of Mitigating Climate Change

Posted by on May 5, 2014 | 1 comment

Resilience as Means of Mitigating Climate Change

Resilience can be a motivation for taking actions that will not only make us and our families safer, but also help to mitigate climate change.

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San Francisco Names a Chief Resilience Officer

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 | 0 comments

San Francisco Names a Chief Resilience Officer

"As CRO it will be my task to be a central point of contact for all our resiliency based plans and efforts that currently live in various departments."

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North Adams, Massachusetts and the Need for Resilience

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 | 1 comment

North Adams, Massachusetts and the Need for Resilience

In the past week, the city has suffered two major blows, plus a minor one.

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Adaptation Stories

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 | 3 comments

In collecting photos to use in the Resilient Design course I’m teaching right now at BAC, I came across a wonderful blog, Adaptation Stories, that’s worth spending some time with. Two young women, Allie Goldstein and Kirsten Howard, who had just completed their Masters studies at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment, spent three months last summer traveling 17,000 miles through 31 states and interviewing 158 people who in some way are dealing with adaptation to climate change. They posted 38 stories derived from their travels and...

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