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