DRYLANDS DESIGN CONFERENCE RETROFITTING THE WEST: Adaptation by Design

Last Updated: February 3, 2012

DRYLANDS DESIGN CONFERENCE RETROFITTING THE WEST: Adaptation by Design

7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA 91504, USA

DRYLANDS DESIGN CONFERENCE RETROFITTING THE WEST: Adaptation by Design

INNOVATIONS IN PLANNING, LANDSCAPE, ENGINEERING, AND ARCHITECTURE

MARCH 22-24, 2012 BURBANK, CA

Nowhere are the opportunities for global leadership in water-smart design greater than in the US West. Shifts in the economy, demographics, and climate are requiring westerners to rethink the centralized, energy-intensive water systems of the 20th century.

What do design professions have to contribute, and how can they be more effective?

This conference will re-examine the built environment of the arid and semi-arid west as a vast field of opportunities for water-smart design innovation at a range of scales, from building systems to infrastructure and landscape spaces. The conference will present and debate a portfolio of design strategies generated in response to the challenges set forth in the Drylands Design Competition, and explore the shifts in policy, practice, and pedagogy they suggest.

For more information and program schedule, click here!

Last updated: 11-Dec-2012 03:02 AM
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