Resiliency is the ability to quickly recover from disruption. But, how quickly can our buildings and systems bounce back from natural or man-made disasters? Can our infrastructure rapidly adapt to changing environmental, social, and economic conditions? 

Join AIA Virginia for an exploration of resiliency in the built environment this ARCH-tober and discover why investing in resilient solutions can help protect us all. 

Monday, Oct. 3 @ noon–1 p.m.
Shoreline Restoration and the Elizabeth River Project
Sam Bowling, AIA | Architect & Project Manager, Work Program Architects
Joe Rieger | Deputy Director of Restoration, The Elizabeth River Project

Living Shorelines and shoreline buffers help protect against erosion, restore wildlife habitat, and help mitigate tidal flooding. Using the Ryan River Lab as a case study, learn how buildings can be a model for protecting both the ecosystem and humans as sea levels rise.

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Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 4-5 p.m.
Carbon Sequestration and Local Economies
Anthony Flaccavento | President, SCALE

Emerging out of experience and research in Appalachia and many other communities around the country, discover a range of resources to support efforts to launch or accelerate sustainable economic development and local food systems.

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Thursday, Oct. 6 @ 4-5 p.m.
Decarbonization and the Built Environment
Michael Lenox, Ph.D. | Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer, University of Virginia

Learn about the urgent imperative to address carbon in the building sector and understand how policy changes and emerging technologies can help accelerate the transition.

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Friday, Oct. 7 @ 1:30-2:20 p.m.
Master Planning for Resiliency
Paula Loomis, Ph.D, FAIA | Director of Research, Senior Architect, Senior Planner, Urban Collaborative

Meet the challenges of a rapidly changing climate. Learn how we can protect our structures, systems, and natural spaces by working in collaboration with designers, citizens, and policy-makers to build climate-resilient communities.

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This series is organized by AIA Virginia’s Outreach Advisory Council.