The National Resiliency Program will assist thousands of people and their communities better prepare and find solutions to mitigate the impact of future natural disasters.
The opening of five regional resiliency centers across the United States, in partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Public Architecture, and others, will respond natural disasters in five major regions of the United States: Pacific Coast (earthquakes and tsunamis), Gulf Coast (hurricanes and climate change), Midwest (tornadoes and seasonal flooding), Mid-Atlantic (hurricanes), and North East (northern storms and urban threats).
"The key is to plan and allocate resources in advance of disaster, rather than just coming in afterwards to pick up the pieces..."
The program will dovetail with the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, which will provide a platform of services offered to a network of cities worldwide. The Challenge is a formal Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation and supported by Architecture for Humanity and others.
"...The architectural community in any city is well-positioned to help communities towards a more resilient future and address the collective threats from climate change, rising sea levels and natural disasters. We believe that these resiliency centers will provide architects and the communities that they serve with the necessary resources to plan their communities and steel themselves against future disasters."
- Eric Cesal, Director of Reconstruction and Resiliency Studio, Architecture for Humanity
Education and Training
Provide education and training for individual architects and local professional networks.
Engage architects in fostering relationships with other business and policy leaders at multiple levels.
Services and Resources
Offer technical, planning and financial resources to build projects and implement programs that demonstrate resilient design practices.
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