Sustainability, Resiliency, and Adaptability

Sustainability, Resiliency, and Adaptability

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Credits: 1 HSW, 1 LU

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Sponsored By: GAF

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

How does urbanization affect designing for sustainability? Urbanization has coincided with the development of complex and interdependent networks. The increasing incidence of extreme weather events jeopardizes those networks whenever infrastructure damage occurs. Long-term sustainability necessitates an inherent and essential capacity for designing for resilience in the face of vulnerability and buildings that can adapt to the changing environments in which they were built. What do resilient and adaptive buildings look like, how do they behave, and how do we design for this belt-and-suspenders approach that requires such elasticity? And what role does roof selection and design play?

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