|  Lab: Resilience

In April 2017, Rebecca Holt was featured by the AIA California Council with a by-line entitled “Reconciling Planetary Health in City Building.”  Click here to learn more about the Lab’s initial engagement with urban ecologist Dr. Alex Felson, Registered Landscape Architect, Associate Professor at the Yale School of Architecture and Director of the Urban Ecology and Design Lab.  In collaboration with Dr. Felson, the Sustainable Communities Lab is working on defining an approach to design that recognizes the importance of basic ecosystem functions in the built environment by embedding research in projects.  This work begins to inspire new thinking around design process, the built environment and ecosystem health.