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Resilience by Design University, Day 2

Sat, Feb 20, 2016    10am

Join Resilience by Design University (RBD U) at a two-day symposium and workshop to learn the fundamentals of resilience from experts in the field. We will discuss how to incorporate concepts and tools for resilience into design. We will also use case studies in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities to apply this knowledge in an a series of interactive workshops. The goal of this event is to gain a better understanding the role of design in urban resilience.

Welcome: 10:00AM
Amy Chester, Rebuild By Design

Lecture: New Orleans as Integrated Resilience Project
David Waggonner, Waggonner & Ball Architects

Workshop: Design Approaches to Prototyping
Examining cases for prototypes, developed in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities
Matthijs Bouw, One Architecture & PennDesign
Alexandros Washburn, Stevens Institute of Technology
Thad Pawlowski, Columbia GSAPP

Session 1: Design instruments for risk and vulnerability assessment and communication

Session 2: Physical tools and planning tools necessary to deliver resilience outcomes

Session 3: Visual tools for system integration and for storytelling

Please RSVP: rbd-u.eventbrite.com
More information: rebuildbydesign.org
Questions? Email: info@rebuildbydesign.org

Resilience by Design University (RBD U) gives the next generation of architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and planners the tools to embrace principles of resilience as a central tenet of design. A community of academics and design professionals involved in the Rebuild by Design competition have united to develop a curriculum for a Fundamentals Course which does just that. This course is designed to harness an interdisciplinary approach and the application of technical and analytical tools to form a core class that engages academics from multiple disciplines around resilience. We are excited to share and expand upon the power that collaboration between designers, related disciplines, government, and communities will have on shaping a more resilient world.

The development of this course is an iterative process. The curriculum is currently designed to bring together a diverse set of interests; it is structured to help students understand the complex environment in which design can and should play a role in resilience. With our existing network (Columbia University GSAPP; New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge; and PennDesign), we are testing and developing RBD U through events, workshops, and roundtables, and in collaboration with ongoing educational activities.