Building Resilience LA
Workshop Series: Understanding Systems
Disasters reveal that we are all connected. How can we strengthen the connections that will help us survive and thrive? Learn about how complex systems behave, and how to design solutions that are more than the sum of their parts. By working together across disciplines and areas of expertise in new ways, we can build resilience in our work and our communities.
Building resilience means planning for change in ways that make you better off now. By leveraging and linking the work organizations are already doing on sustainability, risk management, emergency preparedness and business continuity, you can create new opportunities that improve the public good and the bottom line. USGBC-LAâs Building Resilience-LA program has developed a methodology for busting silos and unleashing potential of buildings, organizations and communities so that they can adapt and thrive no matter what disruptions come their way.
This series of 90-minute workshops are designed to introduce you to what resilience is and how it applies to your life at home and at work. Workshops will explore integrating resilience into your projects, designing resilient communities, resilience assessments, passive survivability, and making the business case for resilience. You can join the series at any time.
Heather Rosenberg, Director, Building Resilience-LA Program at USGBC-LA
Heather Rosenberg is a USGBC Ginsberg Fellow and leader of Building Resilience-LA, a USGBC-LA program that brings resilience to the building scale. She recently led the development of Building Resilience-LA: A Primer for Facilities. With more than 15 years working on the leading edge of green building and sustainability, she is co-author of the USGBC report "Social Equity in the Built Environment," co-authored the core curriculum for USGBC's Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide, and writes and blogs extensively on issues of social equity and resilience. An ecologist by training, Heather formerly served as a principal at CTG Energetics, where she worked on sustainability projects in buildings, communities and local governments. She was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve on the City of LAâs Innovation and Performance Commission, and serves on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Resilience Panel-Social and Economic Committee and the USGBC Social Equity Working Group.
Why Attend a Building Resilience Workshop?
"Engaging in this process centered on real-world locations and institutions was one of the most informative and energizing trainings of my professional career. We looked at new approaches and solutions to known problems. We became able to identify the unknowns that we need to recognize to begin to analyze and address the issues. The workshop was invaluable." -Maya Henderson, Kilroy Realty Corporation