Posts Tagged "News"

My Resilient Design course at BAC starts up soon

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015

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...

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Views on resilient design by some leading architects

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015

There’s a nice discussion about resilient design in Metal Architecture magazine that was just posted. It features Robin Guenther, FAIA of Perkins + Will; Greg Mella, FAIA of SmithGroup; Robin Minnery, the new staff leader on resilience issues at the American Institute of Architects; Jeffrey Dugan, AIA of Dattner Architects; and myself. Along with providing useful overviews of resilient design and how it differs by location and  building type, we even get into how metal affects the resilience of a building—it is a magazine on metal buildings, after all! (I noted that metal is...

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RDI and our “resilient home” profiled in The Guardian

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014

“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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AAAS Speaks Out on Climate Change

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

Cover of the March 2014 AAAS report, What We Know A paper by the American Association for the Advancement of Science provides a superb, highly concise, summary of where we stand and what we can do about climate change Being a writer myself—and one who likes to convey complex concepts clearly and concisely—I was tremendously impressed by a report released a few months ago by the American Association for the Advancement of Science: What We Know: The Reality, Risks, and Response to Climate Change. AAAS is the leading association of scientists in the U.S. and publisher of the journal...

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The Resilience Imperative in Canada

Posted by on May 9, 2014

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 link.

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