Alex Wilson

Pandemics and the Need for Resilience

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 | 2 comments

Pandemics and the Need for Resilience

Should a major pandemic occur here—whether a mutated, airborne Ebola or a SARS virus or something like the deadly 1919 flue—suddenly many services will likely break down.

Read More

Resilience on the Home Front – Creating a Farm

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 | 3 comments

Resilience on the Home Front – Creating a Farm

Two years ago, when I launched the Resilient Design Institute, was a time of transition. I was pulling back from BuildingGreen, the company that I had started in 1985, and my wife, Jerelyn, and I had just bought an old Vermont farm a third of a mile down the road from where we had lived for 30 years. We were beginning what would be a long process of figuring out what to do with the house and property. Indeed, the house planning, design, and reconstruction was a major undertaking. After having written about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green building for more than 35 years, there...

Read More

AAAS Speaks Out on Climate Change

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 | 0 comments

AAAS Speaks Out on Climate Change

Cover of the March 2014 AAAS report, What We Know A paper by the American Association for the Advancement of Science provides a superb, highly concise, summary of where we stand and what we can do about climate change Being a writer myself—and one who likes to convey complex concepts clearly and concisely—I was tremendously impressed by a report released a few months ago by the American Association for the Advancement of Science: What We Know: The Reality, Risks, and Response to Climate Change. AAAS is the leading association of scientists in the U.S. and publisher of the journal...

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers