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Fresh Brew | CO-RES: Community Resilience Strategies in California
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For the past decade, communities across the state have faced severe challenges on multiple fronts — from extreme fires and flooding to earthquakes and the COVID-19 pandemic. How have they responded and what strategies have proved most successful?
This special segment of “Fresh Brew” will explore the following:
* Strategies for community resilience in California
* New research in the science of fire behavior and flood mitigation and green infrastructure
* Role of evolving technologies in community preparedness
* Ways that designers can engage communities in the effort to adapt to climate change
(Moderator) Tom Llewellyn, Host, “The Response Podcast” / Shareable
Tom is a lifelong sharer, commoner, and storyteller. He manages organizational, editorial, and events partnerships and has coordinated the global Sharing Cities Network, #MapJam, and other community sharing campaigns, in addition to speaking internationally about real, equitable sharing. Tom is the co-editor of 2 books, “How to: Share, Save Money & Have Fun” (2016) and “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons” (2018). Previously, he was the Education and Activism Director for Sustainable Living Roadshow co-leading the touring organization across the U.S. for 5 years producing eco events and actions promoting environmental, social and economic sustainability. Tom has co-founded several community and sharing based initiatives including: A PLACE for Sustainable Living, Asheville Tool Library, REAL Cooperative (Regenerative Education, Action & Leadership) and the collectively run Critter Cafe.
Lisa Beyer, Urban Water Infrastructure Manager, World Resources Institute
Lisa is responsible for developing and scaling financially innovative, environmentally-sustainable municipal water management solutions in cities across the country. As part of the Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure Initiatives at WRI, the goal of this work is to capture co benefits of urban greening by employing advance capital planning and integrated project delivery that can attract new investment. Lisa is leading the development of the Joint Benefits Authority, a WRI partnership with Encourage Capital and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, that will allow departments within a city to jointly plan, implement and finance resilient public infrastructure that strengthens communities by capturing co benefits inherent in integrated solutions. For the last 20 years, Lisa has been designing and managing urban infrastructure projects in New York City, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Lisa is committed to design that advances sustainability, involves meaningful public engagement, placemaking, and long-term viability from project concept through operations and maintenance.
Greg Kochanowski, Studio Director, RIOS
Greg has been with RIOS since 2007. He brings to the studio strong design and critical thinking sensibilities, coupled with over 23 years of extensive experience in a wide range of project types of varying scales and complexities. Specifically, Greg seeks to holistically combine the techniques and strategies of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design to create unique, forward thinking environments that build upon and enhance the specific qualities of a place. He currently co-leads (with Naseema Asif and Erin Gehle) our internal Research Committee which explores new initiatives and thinking around trans-disciplinary design. Greg was a recipient of the prestigious Young Architects Forum Award from the Architectural League of New York and has been a Senior Lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design since 2002 where he teaches design studio and seminars on structures and building systems. He has previously been on the faculties of the Boston Architectural Center, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Woodbury University and UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design.
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