Getting into Integrated Design

If you ask most green housing practitioners, they’ll tell you that the integrated design process is crucial if you want a successful outcome of truly sustainable communities. But what is the integrated design process, and how do you make it work in practice? In this episode of Green in Action, host Kimberly Vermeer speaks with five green leaders about how they apply the integrated design process in their work. Guests include: Tara Barauskas, Executive Director of the Community Corporation of Santa Monica; Ray Demers, Senior Director of Design Leadership Initiatives at Enterprise Green Communities; Krista Eggers, Vice President of National Initiatives at Enterprise Green Communities, Anne Torney, Partner at Mithun; and Walker Wells, Principal at Raimi + Associates and Kim’s co-author of Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, Revised Edition. For episode show notes, visit www.urbanhabitatinitiatives.com/podcast-home/. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/UHIPodcast

Resilience Matters: Reimagining the Future in a Tumultuous Year

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.

Resilience Summit: A Recap

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.