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.
Hear what Washington DC is doing as one of the designated “100 Resilient Cities,” to become more climate resilient. Global speaker and author of “The Restoration Economy,” Storm Cunningham, will highlight opportunities for businesses, communities, and investors. One program at the University of the District of Columbia is developing urban agriculture and food hubs in DC as a climate resiliency and economic development strategy.
PrepareAthon 2016 took place August 27, 2016, and offered participants activities and information focused on emergency preparedness; sustainable lifestyle options such as energy saving homes,
Recent updates to the Resources portion of the Resilient Virginia website have allowed for the inclusion of three economic assessments related to climate change. These reports, which were written and published by well-known names such as Michael Bloomberg and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, approach the economic impact of climate change by assessing the risks presented and costs of inaction.
In order to provide readers direct access to timely reports that were referenced at the March 2016 Conference, Resilient Virginia has posted some of them on our Resources page (www.resilientvirginia.org/resources/publications). These resources vary in content, from agricultural and water mitigation techniques to a rating system for sustainable infrastructure, although they all connect to the idea of resiliency.
Highlights from the 2016 Resilient Virginia Annual Meeting, including the new Board of Directors; event presentations from Terence Hill, Adrianna Vargo of the Local Food Hub, and more.
Jerry Walker, CEM, LEED AP, Resilient Virginia Board Chairman and Champion, provides his thoughts on the the first Resilient Virginia Conference, hailed as a great start in creating awareness and motivating communities to address resiliency.
Resilient Arlington, a local project of Resilient Virginia, is working with area businesses and community representatives from Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Sierra Club, Arlington Green, as well as numerous community volunteers. We also have engaged the participation of Arlington County Office of Emergency Management.
Fall, 2015 Congratulations!!! A Message from the Resilient Virginia Chairman Resilient Virginia is celebrating its one year anniversary. Over a year ago the idea of