Alex Wilson

Musing About Food Security as the Snow Swirls Outside

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 | 5 comments

Musing About Food Security as the Snow Swirls Outside

We are reminded, from time to time, just how quickly store shelves can be depleted.

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The Most Resilient House in North America

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 | 10 comments

The Most Resilient House in North America

When his house burned down in 2012, Alain Hamel he set out to build a home that would keep his family safe no matter what nature threw at it.

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Searching for Optimism in an Age of Climate Change

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 | 5 comments

Searching for Optimism in an Age of Climate Change

What inspired me to launch an organization to promote these and other aspects of resilient design, was the recognition that the safety aspects of these strategies might be a stronger motivation to get mainstream America on-board in achieving more sustainable, lower-carbon buildings and communities than simply “doing the right thing.”

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How Beavers Are Coming to the Rescue in an Age of Climate Change

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 | 4 comments

How Beavers Are Coming to the Rescue in an Age of Climate Change

“In 2002 we had the worst drought on record. The only places where we had water in natural areas was where we had beaver. Beavers were mitigating the effects of drought and keeping water on the landscape.” Biologist Dr. Glynnis Hood near Edmonton, Alberta

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A Dramatic Resiliency Plan to Transform New York City: The BIG U Moves Forward

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 | 2 comments

A Dramatic Resiliency Plan to Transform New York City: The BIG U Moves Forward

The first portion of the project was approved by HUD in mid-October, 2014 for $335 million.

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Colleges and Universities Can be Models of Resilience

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 | 1 comment

Colleges and Universities Can be Models of Resilience

Earlier this year I gave a presentation at a regional conference of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) on how college and university campuses can become resilience hubs. I was recently asked for information on this topic, so decided to upload my presentation so that it can be more widely viewed. There are a lot of reasons why colleges and universities are so well suited to achieving resilience: the single ownership of a campus; the ability to take a long view on economic return on infrastructure improvements; the legal responsibility for the safety of students; a density...

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