The Resilience Matters e-book is the latest initiative from Island Press’ Urban Resilience Project, launched in 2013. The goal of the Urban Resilience Project is to advance a transformative approach to climate change and urban resilience, an approach grounded in a commitment to sustainability and equity.
Kimberly Vermeer will be leading the team-based “Make your Pitch” assignment for an all-new professional education course this spring with Dennis Frenchman and Stanley Shaw: “Developing Health-Centered Communities: The Next Revolution in Real Estate.” Offered virtually over three weeks starting in mid-April through MIT Center for Real Estate and Harvard Medical School, the course explores building projects that create value, promote healthy living, support aging-in-place, and produce communities that thrive.
How do green building practitioners approach the problems that arise when navigating the complex work of building sustainable affordable housing? Exploring that complexity is where the forthcoming Urban Habitat Initiatives podcast Green in Action comes in.
Urban Habitat Initiatives President Kimberly Vermeer reflects on her work in 2020.
Kim revists an affordable housing development featured in Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing: Plaza Roosevelt, in Michigan
Greenbuild’s Virtual Resilience Summit on October 1st, 2020 outlined strategies that build more resilient communities while advancing social equity. Kim Vermeer reflects on her experience moderating the Resilience Summit Afternoon Salon, featuring Avni Jamdar, at Emerald Cities San Francisco, and Kendra Norell, who is the Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator in Richmond, Virginia.
Book tours are looking a little different this year! One silver lining of limitations on in-person events is that communities with diverse perspectives can gather virtually to consider commonly shared issues.
Kim Vermeer and Walker Wells published an article in Shelterforce Magazine, Resilience in the Face of a Pandemic: Green Affordable Housing Matters More Than Ever. The article addresses the role of green building in rethinking post-Covid-19 design and development.