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  |  Channel: Resilience

As resilience becomes more prominent in design dialogue, how are firms integrating it into practice?  In this seminar, panelists from firms of varying sizes will demonstrate how they’ve incorporated resilient design strategies, educated staff, and advocated with clients about issues affecting projects.   Speakers: Illya Azaroff Director of Design, +LAB Architect PLLC./NYCCT, Brooklyn, New York Jon... Read more »

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  |  Channel: Resilience

As part of the launch of the Trust for Public Land [TPL] Climate Smart Boston program, Perkins+Will underwrote and Janice Barnes spoke at the event in November 2016. TPL previewed their Climate Smart Cities Toolkit. Panelists included: Austin Blackmon, Chief of Environment, City of Boston who spoke about the importance of maintaining focus on climate... Read more »

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  |  Channel: Design Process, Energy, Resilience, Sustainable Communities

Climate change adaptation means being prepared for a changing climate by taking action today to reduce the potential impacts of climate change to people, buildings, and infrastructure. While the District does its part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it is already seeing the impacts of climate change due to historic carbon emissions. Climate Ready DC is... Read more »

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  |  Channel: Sustainable Communities

SFU Urban Studies is dedicated to training urbanists to be critical and strategic thinkers who have the knowledge and expertise to become effective decision makers. The interdisciplinary program operates at the nexus of theory and practice, striking the right balance between academic and professional training. Dr. Meg Holden is leading Ecourbanism Worldwide, a 5-year research project (2014-2019) to investigate model sustainable neighborhoods, and urban infill settings worldwide. Perkins+Will is participating as part of the project’s advisory group, formed to help ground the research in practical application

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  |  Channel: Mobility

Transit administrators, engineers, and researchers often face problems for which information already exists, either in documented form or as undocumented experience and practice. This information may be fragmented, scattered, and  unevaluated. As a consequence, full knowledge of what has been learned about a problem may not be brought to bear on its solution. Costly research findings may go unused,... Read more »

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  |  Channel: Mobility

In the August 2014 issue of the ITE Journal,  Jeffrey Tumlin, Eric Dumbaugh, and Wesley Marshall explore the error of assuming transportation performance measures are objective. They are not. The authors assert “we should be aware of how our performance measures relate to the values and desires of the public which we serve. If there... Read more »

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  |  Channel: Mobility

BART Board member Gail Murray, Joey Goldman, Cathleen Sullivan, Bethany Whitaker, and other colleagues led a study that has been released from the Transportation Research Board. Under TCRP Project H-49, they identified and documented the motivations, benefits, and barriers to coordination and integration among multiple public transportation providers. The Transit Integration Manual (Volume I) provides... Read more »