Resilience in the news

RDI featured in latest issue of Green Building & Design

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Alex Wilson, News & Blogs, Resilience in the news | Comments Off on RDI featured in latest issue of Green Building & Design

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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GreenBiz on Resilience and the Future of Building Design

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Alex Wilson, News & Blogs, Resilience in the news | Comments Off on GreenBiz on Resilience and the Future of Building Design

GreenBiz, which for years has reported on the intersection between business and the environment, posted an article today making the case that resilience will be an important driver of building design in the years ahead. The article, How Resilience Will Shape the Future of Building Design, by Molly Miller, uses the recent release of the LEED pilot credits on resilient design as evidence that resilience will be a major influence on building design over the coming years. Definitely worth a read. And best wishes for the New Year. -Alex...

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Resilient Design: Not as mainstream as we’d like

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Front page slider, News, Resilience in the news | 1 comment

Resilient Design: Not as mainstream as we’d like

As part of its monthly tracking how the architectural firms are faring, in its latest survey the American Institute of Architects queried members about their resilient design practices. Since “resilient design” is a concept that’s not yet the kind of household word that “sustainability” has become, we’re encouraged at the number of architecture shops that report having done projects that involved resilient design (about a quarter of them) — but at the same time, the numbers indicate that resilient design...

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The Resilience Imperative in Canada

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Alex Wilson, News & Blogs, Resilience in the news | Comments Off on The Resilience Imperative in Canada

Adam Auer, the Director of Sustainability for the Cement Association of Canada, has just posted an excellent article, “The Resilience Imperative,” in ReNEW Canada: The Infrastructure Magazine. Adam interviewed me when he was writing the article, and I think he’s done an excellent job at capturing the salient issues. Even though the article is dense with facts and statistics, it is a very readable, concise article. Well worth a read. You can fine the full online article at this...

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Adaptation Stories

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Alex Wilson, News & Blogs, Resilience in the news | 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...

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Architecture for Humanity

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Events, Resilience in the news | Comments Off on Architecture for Humanity

Here’s word of another conference taking up the resiliency theme: On November 7-9th, 2013, your favorite humanitarian design and resiliency conference presented by Architecture for Humanity is back for another round of innovative panel discussions, workshops, Design Open Mic, and inspiring dose of industry networking. This year’s theme, Designing for a More Resilient World, will highlight the intensifying need to protect livelihood in a world which is continuously dealing with the aftereffects of issues like climate change,...

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Two major resilient design events

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Events, RDI in the News, Resilience in the news | Comments Off on Two major resilient design events

This one will feature RDI’s Alex Wilson as a panelist: a discussion at the United Nations entitled Resilient Design for Sustainable Urbanization — Friday, October 4. Info here.  And, on Thursday in Boston: Building A Resilient City: Preparing Our Buildings for Climate Change, the second event in A Better City’s “Building A Resilient City” series. Alex will be speaking at this event also. Info...

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100 Resilient Cities

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Resilience in the news | Comments Off on 100 Resilient Cities

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today, during the opening plenary of the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, President Bill Clinton announced a global Commitment to Action to the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge. The Commitment to Action, led by The Rockefeller Foundation and shared by Swiss Re, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Architecture for Humanity, and Palantir, will support at least 100 cities to hire a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), create a resilience strategy, and provide access to...

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The geometry of resilience

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Resilience in the news | Comments Off on The geometry of resilience

The geometry of resilience

A challenging, but very smart read: Part 4 of the series “Toward Resilient Architectures” by Michael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros, over at Metropolis Magazine. (See our previous mention of the series.) The authors explain four characteristics of resilience as expressed in design: differentiation, web-networks, fractal scaling, and boundary groupings. Many building projects of the last century, ranging from glass skyscrapers to the “ghost cities” of China fail the resilience test because they lack most or all of these...

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Resilient Rockaway competition finalists named

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in News & Blogs, Resilience in the news | Comments Off on Resilient Rockaway competition finalists named

Resilient Rockaway competition finalists named

Four finalists and six honorable mentions have been named in FARROC — For a Resilient Rockaway Competition — which we reported on here in May. The finalists hail from New York, Toronto, London and Stockholm. The teams and their designs are listed here, and the competition entries may be explored by clicking through the illustrations on that...

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