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Community Resilience = National Security: The Role of Design at ABX 2017

CORE Co-chair Dave Hampton will present a panel discussion at ABX 2017:

Community Resilience = National Security: The Role of Design

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017


Room 107C

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210


Image: Dave Hampton, Rashmi Ramaswamy, Ibasho/GFDRR, Dumas LaFontant

The discussion will tackle how –  in an era of scarcity and discord in federal leadership – community groups can be proactive, with designers leading a critical emerging area of practice, playing an increasingly pivotal role in helping communities:

  1. Navigate multifaceted & complex needs assessments to identify critical vulnerabilities and strengths.
  2. Leverage existing partnerships and develop new connections to institutional and private funding.
  3. Democratize planning, strengthen local capacity, and put local ingenuity into action.
  4. Reframe community resilience as a prerequisite to national security.

The panel will feature an exciting mix from academia, design and planning practice, and community leadership:

  • Rashmi Ramaswamy, Director, SHED Studio
  • Daniel P. Aldrich, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Masters Program in Security and Resilience, Northeastern University
  • Dumas LaFontant, Executive Director, Lower Roxbury Coalition

ABX is the largest building industry event in the Northeast and is co-located this year with the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.  
It includes + 300 education sessions, workshops, summits and tours. Register now, and receive 10% off of registration using the code: ABX17WE16. If you have issues with registration, please contact Alina Perez at (972) 536-6378.

Hope you can join us!

P.S.: If you can’t join us at ABX this, stay tuned: Boston Society of Architects Committee on Resilient Environment (CORE) hopes to present this event at BSA Space later in November.