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Prof John Robinson, University of British Columbia, Cambridge Distinguished Lecture Series, 27 February 2013

Prof John Robinson, Associate Provost, University of British Columbia. short excerpt from his talk 'Next Generation Sustainability at the University of British Columbia'…
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Building a Disaster Resilient Quezon City Project

Building a Disaster Resilient Quezon City Project | sustainable and resilient built environment | Scoop.it
EMI- Earthquake and Megacities Initiative an International not-for-profit scientific organization.
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Regenerative design, socio-ecological systems and co-evolution

Regenerative design, socio-ecological systems and co-evolution | sustainable and resilient built environment | Scoop.it
(2013). Regenerative design, socio-ecological systems and co-evolution. Building Research & Information: Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 237-247. doi: 10.1080/09613218.2013.747130
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David Dixon, leader of 2013's top city planning firm, on what makes cities great

David Dixon, leader of 2013's top city planning firm, on what makes cities great | sustainable and resilient built environment | Scoop.it
How do you define sustainability? "My quick, too-simple answer is that sustainability is about density, walkability, and transit, the three most basic prerequisites to compact growth."
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USGBCG: THE BUILDING RESILIENCY TASK FORCE

USGBCG: THE BUILDING RESILIENCY TASK FORCE | sustainable and resilient built environment | Scoop.it

USGBC opened a "building resilience task forse" in December 2012. 

and will release recommendations by summer 2013, with work taking place in five steps:

Setting the stage: determining present hazards and likely future hazards due to climate change, defining what level of risk to consider, and gathering policy ideas.Considering the options: reviewing lists of policy options and approving them for continued development.Developing policies: fleshing out policy options into full-fledged proposals, including template code language and cost/benefit analysis.Selecting policies: reviewing full policies and deciding whether and under what circumstances the proposals are applicable to a specific building sector (or new construction vs. existing buildings) as regulation or recommended best practice.Producing final recommendations and next steps: releasing a final report.

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USGBC: Buildings & Global Climate Change

USGBC: Buildings & Global Climate Change | sustainable and resilient built environment | Scoop.it

On June 20, USGBC joined six major organizations to announce the Global Initiative on Urban Resilience (GIUR), an effort designed to spur building and infrastructure development, create new investment opportunities and foster community action around the world. 

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