Sustainability and Resilience: Coexistence, Collaboration and Opportunity

Tues­day, May 17th @ The Cen­ter, 6–8pm


The dri­ver of sus­tain­abil­i­ty is vital­i­ty and the dri­ver of resilience is dis­tur­bance. What then, do we, as design pro­fes­sion­als, need to con­sid­er or adapt in our design process to incor­po­rate both of these con­cepts? We believe we must embrace the core prin­ci­ples of holis­tic design, triple bot­tom line, life­cy­cle, and sys­temic approach­es to infra­struc­ture. By that we mean each infra­struc­ture sys­tem (water, waste, pow­er, trans­porta­tion, park, etc.) needs to be designed to be both resilient and sus­tain­able. In this ses­sion, pan­elists will present where we are now, the basis of design, and acheiv­ing adap­ta­tion through case stud­ies and projects being imple­ment­ed around the world. The pan­el will explore con­flict, coex­is­tence and col­lab­o­ra­tion between var­i­ous design dis­ci­plines and the rela­tion­ship of Sus­tain­abil­i­ty and Resilience. They are not the same.

Don­na Walcavage,FASLA, ENV SP, Prin­ci­pal, Land­scape Archi­tect, Stan­tec
Illya Azaroff, AIA, Direc­tor of Design, +LAB Archi­tect LLC, Assoc. Prof., NYCCT
Wal­ter Mey­er, ASLA, LEED-AP, Local Office Land­scape Archi­tec­ture

Mod­er­a­tor: Claire Weisz, FAIA, Found­ing Prin­ci­pal, WXY archi­tec­ture + urban design

Orga­nized by: AIANY Design for Risk and Recon­struc­tion Com­mit­tee and ASLA-NY