4.217J Disaster Resilient Design

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Seminar examines the linkages between natural hazards and environmental design. Engages theoretical debates about landscapes of risk, vulnerability, and resilience. Participants generate proposals for disaster resilience through combinations of retrofit, reconstruction, resettlement, commemorative, and anticipatory design. Methods include rapid bibliographic search, risk analysis, landscape synthesis, and comparative international methods. Projects vary and may focus on current crises or involve collaboration with the Aga Khan Development Network and other humanitarian organizations. Limited to 15.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.217J will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by J. Wescoat.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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