Alex Wilson

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

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 | 0 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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How the California Drought Will Affect All of Us

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 | 1 comment

How the California Drought Will Affect All of Us

The most important thing we can do to strengthen the resilience of our food systems is to diversity agricultural production.

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RDI and our “resilient home” profiled in The Guardian

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 | 1 comment

RDI and our “resilient home” profiled in The Guardian

“I want even climate change deniers to boost the energy performance of their homes. Doing so will keep their families safer during power outages and other disturbances, and it will benefit all of us,” Alex explains.

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Do We Need to Shift Gears Post-Election?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 | 1 comment

Do We Need to Shift Gears Post-Election?

Rather than sitting back and waiting for the pendulum to swing back to the left, we need to find more examples of environmental gains that can be achieved in ways that deliver other benefits—in other words, that appeal not just to the left, but across the political spectrum.

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Looking to Resilient Design for a Cyclone-Battered Coastal City in India

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Looking to Resilient Design for a Cyclone-Battered Coastal City in India

The devastating cyclone, Hudhud this month in India provides an opportunity to incorporate strategies of passive survivability and resilience in the rebuilding.

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