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Webinar: Retrofitting for Resiliency
Date: 4/8/2013 - 4/8/2013
Type: Educational Opportunities
Location(s):
International
Description:

Retrofitting for Resiliency
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (CST)

Timothy Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia and author of Planning for Coastal Resilience: Best Practices for Calamitous Times, Resilient Cities, and Biophilic Cities, will present innovative and practical landscape and building design techniques to enhance existing structures in our communities in order to reduce risk from flood and wind damage. This webinar will address:

  1. Techniques for re-designing existing civic structures
  2. Modification of land use regulations and financial incentives to encourage sustainable development in and around coastal and flood prone areas
  3. Case study examples of coastal communities that have successfully adapted progressive building and land use strategies to address risk while projecting economic growth.

About the Speaker
Beatley’s work focuses on creative strategies by which cities and towns can fundamentally reduce their ecological footprints, while at the same time becoming more livable and equitable places. He is the author or co-author of more than 15 books, including Planning for Coastal Resilience: Best Practices for Calamitous Times, Resilient Cities, Green Urbanism, Native to Nowhere, Ethical Land Use , and his most recent book, Biophilic Cities. He holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.