Posts Tagged "Survivability"

Resilience as Means of Mitigating Climate Change

Posted by on May 5, 2014

Resilience can be a motivation for taking actions that will not only make us and our families safer, but also help to mitigate climate change.

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San Francisco Names a Chief Resilience Officer

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014

"As CRO it will be my task to be a central point of contact for all our resiliency based plans and efforts that currently live in various departments."

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Adaptation Stories

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014

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 posted 38 stories derived from their travels and...

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Resilient Design on the UN Agenda As It Prepares for Climate Change

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013

The United Nations, climate change, and resilient design: a day at the U.N. World Habitat conference

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Resilience forum in Boston

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013

The RDI’s Alex Wilson spoke at a recent forum in Boston called  “Building a Resilient City: Preparing Our Buildings for Climate Change,” sponsored by A Better City. From the report on the forum in EcoRInews:  Alex Wilson, president of Resilient Design Institute and executive editor of Environmental Building News, suggested other construction strategies. He said he believes all new construction in the United States should be built to the hurricane standards now used in Miami. He also recommended using flood-resistant building materials instead of ordinary carpeting and...

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