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Apr 21, 2017

When in Drought: A Front Lawn Experiment

Live your values and tear up your front lawn. For one landscape architect, these two ideas came together in an experiment seeking to understand how drought-tolerant plantings can help cut down on water that would otherwise be wasted on keeping traditional sod verdant. Read More +

Feb 07, 2017

Making it to 9 Million and Beyond

As New York City's booming population tests the limits of its infrastructure, manufacturing zones may be the key to successfully balancing an expanding population, long-overdue environmental remediation, and economic development. Read More +

Jun 09, 2016

Aftershock: How Design Mitigates Environmental Stressors

The relationship between environmental risk factors, stress, and interior design may be closer than you think. How can designers play a lead role in helping building occupants feel both safer and calmer in the face of more frequently occurring climate events? Read More +

May 02, 2016

Academic Investments with the Climate Change Generation

Colleges and universities need to begin planning for resilience. From saving lives to protecting long-term research, institutions should lead by example for the generation that will feel the effects of climate change in nearly every aspect of their lives. Read More +

Feb 09, 2016

Video: Resilient Design

With climate change, the increased occurrence of extreme natural events like floods, storms, and wildfires, greater numbers of people and larger amounts of property are becoming more vulnerable to risk. As a result, the demand for resiliency strategies is on the rise. Read More +

Nov 30, 2015

15 Minutes with Arlen Stawasz

A thought leader on resilience based in our Boston office, Arlen shares his influences, inspirations, and aspirations for the future of design with the Ideas + Buildings team. Read More +