D03 - Resilience Tales of Scale: Reli, the City & the Roof Top

Thursday, November 15 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM | 184 « Back

Abstract Text:

What do an architect, a soil biogeochemist, and an urban administrator have in common? What is the RELi resilience framework and what happens when it’s applied in real life? How can a small-scale project support a city in addressing many of the hardest issues we face in response to increasing shocks and stresses? A panel of experts with real-world resilient design experience will answer these questions and more in this interactive two-hour session. Participants will earn an understanding of RELi and LEED’s Resiliency Pilot credits including how to use them to achieve greater resilience at all scales of the built environment. In 2017, the world experienced more natural disasters than ever making this conversation about resilient design in the built environment critical. These shock-events have cascading effects reaching into, and causing stresses on, systems like socio-economics, politics, food security, and many others. The work of the panelists’ ranges from small to large-scale to demonstrate how responses and efforts scale both up and down these nested interconnected systems. Each contributes to our capacity to bounce back, better and faster, from the ever increasing shocks and stress, environmental, economic and social.

Learning Objectives:

Correlate how the RELi resilient design standard, newly adopted by GBCI, applies to actual design processes and projects that support and enable resilience.

Validate how a small-scale resilient program or project might go beyond itself and its direct users to serve as a resource to the larger scale community and urban fabric.

Identify scalable models that enable innovation in design, business, action, policy and funding.

Discuss the scope, specific requirements, and lessons learned from early implementation of RELi and the LEED Resilient Design pilot credits.

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Education Tracks: Resilient Design (Special Set Room)

Event Type: Core Education Program > Session