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An Inside Look at How Public Spaces Can Be Redesigned for Resiliency

By Dwell @dwell
Los Angeles Avalon Green Alley Network

The city of Los Angeles is home to 900 miles of urban alleys, totaling approximately 2,400 acres of underused and even unsafe spaces. Resilient design looks for opportunities to transform landscapes like like these into green spaces that foster local communities while also helping to protect the environment. 

Image courtesy of The Trust for Public Land.

As natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy have shown the vulnerability of our cities, architects and designers are increasingly looking to build with resiliency in mind. Learn more about resilient design at Dwell on Design Los Angeles with the panel Building for Resiliency, featuring Adrian Benepe of The Trust for Public Land and Randy Fiser of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), who will discuss the ways smart design can tackle one of the biggest issues of our time. Along with the ways that urban planning can strengthen an area’s ability to sustain climate challenges, Benepe and Fiser will look at the ways green infrastructure and thoughtful design can benefit cities—and their residents—in general.

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