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The Architect's Role in Mitigating Climate Change: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies at a Community and District Scale

Architects and Architecture have a measurable impact on the total scope of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Architects design cities, districts, and buildings and the impact of our present urban design approach is the source of about 70% of GHG emissions. This seminar will review popular mitigation and adaptation strategies discovered in a national survey of 200 U.S. towns and cities. Climate action plan-ning for low carbon cities includes GHG mitigation, climate adaptation, and resilience strategies. These strategies are changing the urban form of cities and regions. The presenter will share emerging urban design outcomes from climate planning and effectiveness of popular strategies of GHG reductions at a block, district, and city scale

Presenter: Bruce Race, FAIA, FAICP, PhD | Moderator: Daniel E. Williams, FAIA, APA
Presented: October 14, 2015 | Webinar Resources:  PDF

The Architect's Role in Mitigating Climate Change: Design in the Era of Risk and the Post-Sandy Environment

This webinar explores how design and other professionals, working collaboratively, can address the new normal of climate change, sea level rise, seismic risks, extreme heat and other emerging risks. Discussions will focus on the creation of principles for action, awareness raising, pre- and post-disaster professional training programs, and New York’s ongoing responses to Superstorm Sandy.

Presenters: Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA; Illya Azaroff, AIA; Daniel E. Williams, FAIA, APA
Presented: June 17, 2015 | Webinar Resources:  PDF

Resilient Design: the Regional and Urban Scale

The historically the foundation of the architectural and planning profession began with the designing of buildings and cities that fit and functioned with its place - its location, its climate. Climate change and the associated impacts, along with exponential population growth and the over-consumption of resources associated with that growth, is rapidly degrading the system balance. This balance contributes to economic stability, natural resource renewal and our quality of life. This out-of-balance, stresses the natural systems ability to provide the basic services essential for life - clean water, air and a productive soil.

Presenter:  Daniel E. Williams, FAIA, Principal, DWA-Design
Presented:  September 24, 2014 | Webinar Resources:  PDF