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Skills for Building Resilient Communities – special rate for students

Posted on Monday February 11th 2013

Alex Wilson’s workshop on Tuesday March 5 at Nesea’s conference in Boston has a special rate for students and emerging professionals. The rate is $150 for the full day workshop. Interested folks can email Rachel Teumim, our registration coordinator, to request the promo code that applies to them (either student or EP). Here’s the workshop description:

Skills for Building Resilient Communities

Workshop Speakers: Joel Gordes, Environmental Energy Solutions; Donald Watson, Donald Watson, Architect; Maureen Hart, Sustainable Measures; Alex Wilson, BuildingGreen


Resilience is the ability to bounce back following interruptions or disasters, whether intense storms, floods, drought, wildfire, power outages, or shortages of heating or transportation fuel. In an age of climate change and international political unrest, these events are expected to become more frequent and more intense. Resilient design encompasses the strategies for making buildings, infrastructure, and communities safer in the face of these natural and anthropogenic disasters while at the same time helping to mitigate the underlying climate change that is creating some of these vulnerabilities.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with practical information for integrating resilient design strategies into their projects. Attendees will be provided with the information and resources needed to understand  the issues and broaden their professional practices to maket these design strategies into opportunities. Indeed, resilience may become the driving motivation for sustainability. Facilitated by four leading professionals, this workshop offers state-of-the-art design and planning strategies that directly link resilience with sustainability. Participants will acquire all the information and resources needed to understand the issues and broaden their professional practices. They will depart with a knowledge of how sustainability and resilience policies and practices can strengthen their businesses, their careers, and their communities.


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