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June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)
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Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
A Systems Approach to Community Resilience for Coastal Cities: The Case of Multifamily Housing in New York - Katherine Gloede

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A Systems Approach to Community Resilience for Coastal Cities: The Case of Multifamily Housing in New York 
Presenter: Katherine Gloede (University of Virginia School of Architecture, USA)
Introduction: Communities in multifamily rental and public housing in New York City share several climate change adaptation challenges with other coastal cities. This presentation highlights gaps between interventions addressing structural resilience and initiatives fostering psychosocial resilience. To bridge gaps, it proposes a systems approach for enhancing adaptive capacity in coastal communities.
Methods: This presentation draws on public policy, organization, and data analysis of current resilience-building initiatives for New York City’s existing multifamily housing in coastal communities. Multi-scalar graphic analysis and data visualizations highlight the gaps in current practice, and their biases toward either enhancing structural or psychosocial resilience. The disconnect displayed through these methods demonstrates the need for a systems approach to resilience that bridges climate change adaptation for the built environment with people and with nature.
Findings: Despite beneficial government-funded and grassroots interventions for New York City’s coastal multifamily housing, disconnects persist between these programs. Focusing on New York’s context offers collaborative opportunities for applying a systems approach to building community resilience in other coastal cities.   

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Katherine Gloede

University of Virginia School of Architecture

Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00 SAST
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa