DRYLANDS DESIGN CONFERENCE
RETROFITTING THE WEST: Adaptation by Design
INNOVATIONS IN PLANNING,
Nowhere are the opportunities for global leadership in water-smart design greater than in the US West.
Shifts in the economy, demographics, and the climate are requiring westerners to rethink the centralized, energy-intensive water systems of the 20th century.
The DRYLANDS DESIGN CONFERENCE, RETROFITTING THE WEST: Adaptation by Design, presented by the Arid Lands Institute at Woodbury University in partnership with the California Architectural Foundation and UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, March 23-24, 2012, in Burbank, California, will re-examine the built environment of the arid and semi-arid west as a vast field of opportunities for design innovation at a range of scales, from building systems to infrastructure and landscape spaces. The conference will present and debate a portfolio of design strategies generated in response to the challenges set forth in ALI's Drylands Design Initiative:
- Uncoupling the Water-Energy Nexus;
- Anticipating Climate Impacts;
- Maximizing Local Water Resources;
- Creating Social Equity.
With a focus on the design of adaptation, this conference brings together multiple generations of designers, scientists, and policy makers to explore design leadership opportunities presented by a time of change.
AIA_CES CREDITS AVAILABLE
Maintain your yearly continuing education requirements by attending the DRYLANDS CONFERECE, RETROFITTING THE WEST: Adaptation by Design. AIA architect members can earn up to 6 CES continuing education credit hours within the heath, safety and welfare [HSW] and sustainable design [SD] topic categories.