National Academies Roundtable on Disaster Resilient Design, DC

Jorg Sieweke invited to participate at the Disaster Resilient Design Workshop:

The Disasters Roundtable (DR) facilitates the exchange of ideas among scientists, practitioners, and policymakers to identify urgent and important issues related to the understanding and mitigation of natural, public health, technological, and other disasters.  The Disasters Roundtable (DR) is a unit of the Division on Earth and Life Studies in the National Academies National Research Council and the National Academy of Environmental Design.

Disaster Resilient Design Roundtable Workshop #30
October 26, 2010 at The Venable Conference Center, Washington, DC

The Disasters Roundtable of the National Academies’ National Research Council and the National Academy of Environmental Design invite you to attend a workshop, Disaster Resilient Design. Bringing together thought-leaders and experts in the design and disaster communities, this workshop will identify ways to integrate principles of sustainability and disaster resilience in building, site, and community planning and design. Disaster resilient design embodies a broad range of ideas and specifications that can include site planning and building codes, sustainability and green design principles, pre-event plans for risk reduction and mitigation, and post-event retrofit, reconstruction, and resettlement considerations. The workshop will draw upon examples from research, planning, and design studio work that addresses how building, site, and regional plans can mitigate exposure to risk and effects of disasters to:

  • Identify areas of intersection between sustainability and disaster resilience
  • Identify ways to integrate green design and disaster resilience principles in the United States and in international arenas
  • Identify new models for disaster resilient design research and education
  • Raise awareness, facilitate dialogue, and create collaboration among experts in the disasters and environmental design communities

The afternoon of the full day workshop will be spent in interactive and participatory small group activities to identify actions needed to:

  • Integrate green design and disaster resilience into physical design
  • Identify new models that integrate disaster resilient design research and education
  • Discuss disaster resilient design in international contexts

Published by: paradoXcity

Jorg Sieweke practices as a licensed landscape architect and urban designer in Berlin. Since 2009, he directs the design-research initiative paradoXcity. In 2020 he started a position as Associate Professor to conceive and conduct a new master program in "Landscape architecture for global sustainability" at Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU), located at the Oslo Fjord. Before he held professorships at University of Virginia and was Visiting Professor at RWTH Aachen and HCU Hamburg in Germany. In 2015 he was resident fellow at Villa Massimo - the German Academy in Rome. ParadoXcity challenges convention of practice in landscape architecture to establish its own trajectory of a landscape & urbanism. With his PhD. (2015) he interrogates the implicit knowledge production in the design process.

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