Designing for Resilience through Social Infrastructure

When:  Apr 17, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)

Designing for Resilience through Social Infrastructure

Social infrastructure – a term that has come to include parks, plazas, restaurants, retail lobbies, and many other kinds of social gathering spaces – are a key force in creating strong communities, which in turn are often better prepared for climate change risks. Designing these spaces is critical to boost social cohesion and climate resilience, while adding value to the built environment, and architects are uniquely poised to deliver them. Join this webinar to hear more about these strategies and how they can be incorporated in your projects, based on ULI’s recent report Social Spaces, Resilient Communities Social Infrastructure as a Climate Strategy for Real Estate.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define and describe social infrastructure.

  2. Participants will be able to connect social infrastructure with its benefits for climate resilience and social wellbeing/social equity.

  3. Participants will be able to describe the role of the architect in creating strong social infrastructure.

  4. Participants will gain and share insight on social infrastructure through case studies and real projects.


Augie Williams-Eynon, LEED Green Associate and Manager, Sustainability at ULI
Riki Nishimura, Principal, Architect/Senior Urban Designer, Populous
Allison Anderson FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, Unabridged Architecture