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Design decisions for buildings and communities are critical to efforts to increase local and regional resiliency. Building designers — of residential, institutional, and commercial structures — should strive to incorporate passive and active survivability concepts into new and renovated structures.

Community planners and developers need to incorporate concepts that increase the capacity to maintain transportation flow, strategies to handle water management, and infrastructure approaches that will withstand a variety of risks.

Resilient Virginia Supports These Summer Resiliency Events

Resilient Virginia is teaming with groups around the Commonwealth to offer events this summer. June 8: Green Leaders for Local Impact Retreat; June 12: Community and Building Resilience; July 17: Collaborations on Flooding Adaptation; July 19: Resilient Virginia Annual Meeting; August 25: PrepareAthon at Science Museum of Virginia.

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2017 Resilient Virginia Conference Delivers on its Promise to Connect Communities, Businesses, and Educators for Resiliency Solutions

For the second year, our Resilient Virginia Conference was a great success, bringing together state, local, and national leaders to share know-how and inspire further efforts toward local resiliency actions. We are pleased that Governor Terry McAuliffe kicked off the event with a statement about the importance of holding the second Resilient Virginia Conference. You can view his statement here.

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2017 Resilient Virginia Conference

Presentations from the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference are now available. Listen to the Plenary Sessions, or view presentations on Food Security, Community Resiliency Planning, Tools for Sea Level Rise, and much more.

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Calendar

Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • ACCO The Climate Superheroes Webcast #16
    Date: July 7, 2020
    Location: Webinar

    Learn more and register here.

  • TransitionTown Fairfax
    Date: July 8, 2020
    Location: Green Acres Community Center 4401 Sideburn Road. Fairfax, VA

    Monthly meeting. Contact: Judy Fraser

  • Citizens Climate Lobby Weekly Information Sessions
    Date: July 8, 2020
    Location: Webinar

    Register for webinars More details...

  • Natural Solutions to Climate Change - Hosted by UVA clubs
    Date: July 9, 2020
    Location: http://alumni.virginia.edu/events/event/D3V1E5mB6O

    On-Air with Karen McGlathery: "Natural Solutions to Climate Change"

    The UVA Clubs program and the Environmental Resilience Institute invite you to join Karen McGlathery for a private conference call to…

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