Resilience by Design: Post-Disaster Innovations from Asia

Resilience by Design: Post-Disaster Innovations from Asia

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Dec 08, 2014
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5:30 – 6 p.m. Registration and Photo Exhibit

6 – 7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:30 – 8 p.m. Reception and Networking 

Location: Asia Society Northern California, Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street, Suite 350, San Francisco

How are Asia’s cities, especially the poorest communities, rebuilding after being impacted by natural disasters and various devastation, such as in the Philippines one year after Typhoon Haiyan? With climate change projected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events, what are some of the urban design lessons to be learned from around the world and how are they driving a new industry of resilient and replicable DIY architecture and products? 

This Wednesday, our very own Hiromi Tabei will be speaking at Asia Society Northern California's 'Resilience by Design: Post-Disaster Innovations from Asia.' Hear about some of the most innovative concepts taking place in resilient architecture and design from a panel of experts. Hands-on, practical architecture and product designs that have emerged in the wake of natural disasters have proven effective at providing temporary shelter and solutions to disruptions in public services, especially in developing countries. These on-the-ground solutions are helping displaced communities “build back better.” 

Selections from a United Nations exhibition, 'Resilience by Design,' which showcases some of the best resilient DIY designs from across the world will also be on display. 


Mary Comerio (Moderator), Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley

Patrick Condon, Chair, Urban Design Center, and Professor of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia

Illac Diaz, Founder, Liter of Light and My Shelter Foundation 

Hiromi Tabei, Program Coordinator, Architecture for Humanity ​



$10 Asia Society Members

$10 Co-Sponsor Members / Students

$15 Non-members