Posts Tagged "Adaptation"

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

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015

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.

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Musing About Food Security as the Snow Swirls Outside

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

We are reminded, from time to time, just how quickly store shelves can be depleted.

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The Most Resilient House in North America

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015

When his house burned down in 2012, Alain Hamel he set out to build a home that would keep his family safe no matter what nature threw at it.

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Searching for Optimism in an Age of Climate Change

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015

What inspired me to launch an organization to promote these and other aspects of resilient design, was the recognition that the safety aspects of these strategies might be a stronger motivation to get mainstream America on-board in achieving more sustainable, lower-carbon buildings and communities than simply “doing the right thing.”

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

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014

The first portion of the project was approved by HUD in mid-October, 2014 for $335 million.

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