Resilient Community Design/Build

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Resilient design at any scale requires understanding social-ecological systems as complex and adaptive.  Increasing nature’s role to adapt to future risks comes when a design aims to multiply ecosystem services.  For example, “managing” storm water with a concrete culvert minimizes nature’s role and causes problems downstream.  But creating a storm water garden increases nature’s role by adding ecosystem services such as water purification, pollination, bio-habitat, flood-able landscape, and a place for people to appreciate nature.  The course will explore resilience at multiple scales and show how designing to maximizing ecosystem services engages the community and increases a place’s adaptive capacity.

Course Start Time: Sunday, 7pm

Course End Time: Friday, 5pm


New Course, Sustainable Design Build


Beginner, Intermediate

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