Alex Wilson

California’s Continuing Water Woes Call for Creative Solutions

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 | 1 comment

California’s Continuing Water Woes Call for Creative Solutions

“Right now the state has only about one year of water supply left in its reservoirs, and our strategic backup supply, groundwater, is rapidly disappearing.” -Jay Famiglietti, Ph.D., NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Read More

My Resilient Design course at BAC starts up soon

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 | 9 comments

For the past two years, I’ve been teaching the online course, Resilient Design, through Boston Architectural College (BAC). The eight-week course runs from March 23 to May 16, 2015 and is limited to 15 students. It’s a great opportunity to dig into the issue of resilience at both a building scale and a community scale and to participate in in-depth online discussions. The course is offered through BAC’s Sustainable Design Institute and earns 1.5 credits that can be used towards a Masters in Design Studies or simply taken as continuing education. Here’s the course...

Read More

Engineering Our Way Out of Global Warming: Is Climate Intervention a Global Warming Solution That Republicans Will Get Behind?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 | 3 comments

Engineering Our Way Out of Global Warming: Is Climate Intervention a Global Warming Solution That Republicans Will Get Behind?

I am all for carbon-capture—both the research needed to better understand it and the implementation of strategies that employ it. But albedo modification (enhanced solar reflectivity) is a different story.

Read More

It’s Snowing Again in Boston…and Time to Focus on Resilience

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 | 8 comments

It’s Snowing Again in Boston…and Time to Focus on Resilience

Coastal New England has run out of places to dump the snow. Roofs are collapsing. Tempers are flaring. Schools have been cancelled so many days that students may be in classes into July.

Read More

Adapting to Climate Change: Does Nature Need a Helping Hand?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 | 8 comments

Adapting to Climate Change: Does Nature Need a Helping Hand?

On our farm I want to do the right thing for the land, and I think that includes not only working to get rid of invasive species but also introducing some more southern species that are not yet common in this area.

Read More

How to Make a Hospital Resilient: A Tour of Spaulding Rehab

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 | 1 comment

How to Make a Hospital Resilient: A Tour of Spaulding Rehab

Spaulding Rehab hospital in Charlestown, MA is designed and built to provide for sheltering in place. A key part of this strategy is the inclusion of screened, operable windows in patient rooms, lounges, offices, and other spaces.

Read More
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers