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My Resilient Design course at BAC starts soon

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017

The online course, Resilient Design, that I’ve been teaching once or twice a year for the past three years, starts on January 17th. It’s an eight-week, graduate-level course that addresses key topics of resilient design, including vulnerabilities to storms and other natural disasters, and strategies for enhancing the resilience of our buildings and communities. The course is entirely “asynchronous,” meaning that students can participate in the discussion forums on their own time. The readings are drawn from various sources, but mostly from the Resilient Design...

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Vulnerability of the U.S. Power Grid

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016

With adversaries’ malware in the national grid, the nation has little or no chance of withstanding a major cyberattack on the North American electrical system.

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RDI featured in latest issue of Green Building & Design

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016

The July-August issue of the magazine Green Building & Design has a heavy focus on resilience. This link to the online edition will take you to the issue; the resilience feature starts on page 55, and I’m featured starting on page 62.

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U.S. Green Building Council Establishing a Resilience Working Group

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016

USGBC members have until June 30th to apply for membership on the Resilience Working Group

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Guest Blog: India Needs Community-Scale Approaches to Building Resilience and Reliability

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

During a visit to India in early 2016, I noticed that the way people dealt with interruptions had changed but that they were not any closer to having a continuous 24/7 supply of water and electricity.

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A Bold Idea for Addressing Sea Level Rise

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016

On Church Street, starting in July 1868, using more than 150,000 cubic yards of fill, the City of Boston elevated 296 brick buildings by as much as 14 feet; the work was virtually completed by October 1869—ahead of schedule and under budget.

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