Peter Buschmann; courtesy Forest Service, USDA In Nov., the Woolsey Fire destroyed some 1,643 structures in California's Los Angeles and Ventura counties, with total real estate damages estimated at $5 billion.

An Unthinkable, Inevitable Response to Climate Change

Resilient design can’t save every human settlement from wildfires, drought, flooding, and other anthropogenic natural disasters. In some cases, we will have to consider retreat. By Ned Cramer Should we rebuild? That sad question is being voiced far too often in far too many...
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Designing for Disruption: How AIA and the profession responded to a disaster-heavy year.

By Carl Elefante, FAIA, for AIA Architect In 2017, the United States experienced an alarming series of natural disasters. In less than a month, hurricanes wreaked havoc in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Throughout the...
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