Posts Tagged "Survivability"

Do We Need to Shift Gears Post-Election?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014

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

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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Resilient Design: Not as mainstream as we’d like

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

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 has a ways to go before it is a mainstream...

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The business implications of sea-level rise along the Atlantic coast, and especially in Delaware

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014

I want us to envision an unfamiliar challenge together. I want us to think about the plans and investments we may need to make.

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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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