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Community Design & Engagement for Resilience (Resilience SeriesCourse 9)

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This course will discuss how stresses such as a lack of affordable housing and social isolation make communities more vulnerable to shocks, and how resilient design and community engagement can influence the social and economic resilience of a community. Through examples and case studies, this course will demonstrate how an individual project can extend benefits beyond its borders with best practices for engaging communities and addressing the interdependencies that make communities more vulnerable to shocks. In addition, this course will discuss the many important roles the “citizen architect” may play in a community which contribute to community resilience.

This course is part of the AIA Resilience and Adaptation Series, a multi-course series that provides you with the tools and knowledge you need to design for resilience. Take all of the courses in this series to earn a certificate of completion.

Course expires 10/30/2024

This course is sponsored by Owens Corning

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Learning Objectives


Discuss community vulnerabilities (social, physical and economic) to shocks and stresses and how community-scale interdependencies affect a single building


Understand the importance of public participation and community-led design in creating resilient and adaptable communities


Describe how resilience in a single building can contribute to community resilience


Explain the community roles architects may play in a community to address both shocks and stresses, including disaster preparedness, response and recovery