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Sea level rise, along with higher storm surges resulting from increasing storm intensity and frequency, threaten the sustainability of maritime transportation infrastructure in coastal areas. In Rhode Island, major storms impacting the maritime infrastructure of the state result in economic costs, damages to the environment, and negative consequences on resident’s quality of life. In the... Read more »

By John Haymaker (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Cities, Health, Process, Regeneration, Resiliency, Sustainability, Water
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RELi is a comprehensive response to the urgent need for resiliency in Design + Planning. Sustaining a reasonable level of safety and quality in our day to day lives now requires that we collectively respond to the weather extremes, economic disruption + resource depletion that are becoming common place globally, regionally, and locally. Resiliency involves... Read more »

By Doug Pierce (Perkins+Will)
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The 2015 Latrobe prize enables a cross-disciplinary team of partners led by the Arid Lands Institute to develop and test a digital design tool, known as “Hazel,” that will enable arid communities anywhere to design and build the infrastructure needed to capture, retain and distribute stormwater runoff.

By John Haymaker (Perkins+Will)
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Despite the fact that regulations have a significant impact on health, safety and welfare, research into their impact is almost nonexistent. The adoption of new regulations should be tied to basic research and testing. Furthermore, there should be legal mechanisms that monitor the efficacy of the regulations and modify them to align with their original intent.

By David Green (Perkins+Will)
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This report accesses the potential carbon emissions of harvesting dead lodgepole pine as a result of an out-break of mountain pine beetles.

By Chessa Adsit-Morris (University of British Columbia)
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This paper explores the application of water throughout the healthcare setting - from source to sewer - and examine the multitude of uses where conservation interventions are both possible and necessary.

By Breeze Glazer (Perkins+Will)
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This study covers theoretical groundwork for achieving integration and collaboration for forward-thinking professionals, focusing on sustainable and regenerative design strategies.

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