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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Satoshi Kina Las Olas Boulevard, Miami, during Hurricane Irma

Building Codes that Promote Resilient Design Still Get a Mixed Reception | Architect Magazine

Five years after Hurricane Sandy—and in the wake of a brutal hurricane season—architects face both forward and backward momentum in their efforts to champion resilient design standards. By Mary Catherine O’Connor Just days before Hurricane Irma made landfall, Michael...
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Building Codes Assistance Project

Driving Resilient Design, One Edition at a Time

In the face of climate change, model codes and standards can be an unlikely vehicle for advancing strategies that help protect buildings and infrastructure. By Ian Spula Since their written origin in the Code of Hammurabi some 4,000 years ago, building codes have provided...
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