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As our sea levels rise, our storms strengthen, and global climate change impacts our urban environments, the architecture and planning industries must respond with resilient solutions and adaptive environments. The Committee on Resilient Environments (CORE) seeks to better understand the problems we face and the many strategies we can employ for a more resilient future.

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Committee Chairs
Dave Hampton, Jr. /
Devanshi Purohit /

Upcoming Events

October 3, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Climate Ready Boston: Rise Up! Workshop

Climate Ready Boston is the City of Boston’s flagship climate mitigation and adaptation strategy.
This workshop will specifically point to projected climate impacts, explore adaptation strategies, and lead attendees in developing effective skills in preparing for those impacts within their own communities. Feedback from the workshop will be shared with the City for use in shaping strategies for strengthening Boston’s climate resiliency.
BSA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the Committee on Resilient Environments (CORE) co-present this workshop as part of the Climate Ready Boston Leaders program.

For those who qualify, 2 LU/HSWs are available.

To learn more about the Committee on Resilient Environments, visit


Hello everyone! 2017 has brought some changes in leadership and direction, all while building on CORE's core goal of...
How can CORE engage in the local efforts and position its members to be most effective in the conversation surrounding urban...
Core hosted its kickoff meeting on Thursday July 23, 2015 with great success and an engaging crowd. Thank you to all who...

Past Events

July 26, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Building Strategies for Flood Resilience  Adria Boynton will present and discuss retrofitting Boston's buildings in flood-...
May 18, 2016 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

The BSA Committee on Resilient Environments and Healthcare Facilities Committee welcome you to a presentation by Steve Friedman, PE, director of facilities engineering design and construction for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Mr. Friedman will be presenting on his experience designing for Infrastructure Resiliency in Healthcare, examining his work for MSKCC post Hurricane Sandy.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LUs/HSW are available

April 25, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a thought-provoking and inspiring discussion with Michael Mehaffy, author of Design for a Living Planet, who will be joined by Jennifer Light, MIT professor of science, technology and society, and author of The Nature of Cities. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Committee on Resilient Environments (CORE), the Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the Foundation for Modern Architecture

For those who qualify, 1.5 LUs are available

March 31, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CORE Resiliency Seminar Series - Planning Meeting Please join CORE for its kickoff planning meeting regarding its fall 2016 Resiliency Seminar Series...
February 9, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment - City of Cambridge In November 2015, the City of Cambridge released Part 1 of its Climate Change...
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