Alex Wilson

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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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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Creating a More Resilient Power Grid

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 | 1 comment

Creating a More Resilient Power Grid

The role of electrical storage in managing the output from wind and solar systems is important and will grow in significance as the percentage of our electricity supplied by renewables grows.

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Resilient Design on the UN Agenda As It Prepares for Climate Change

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 | 3 comments

Resilient Design on the UN Agenda As It Prepares for Climate Change

The United Nations, climate change, and resilient design: a day at the U.N. World Habitat conference

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