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Disaster Zone Podcast: Building for Disaster Resilience

Codes, zoning, building materials and equity help.

The latest Disaster Zone podcast, “Building for Disaster Resilience,” is live.

“Building for disaster resilience requires a concerted effort to build disaster resilient buildings with new building materials and siting buildings in the right location to limit the impact of natural hazards. Evan Reis, Executive Director for the US Resiliency Council shares how they are working to improve building codes and construction methods and processes. He also touches on how equity and social justice can be applied to the construction of disaster resistant buildings. The book Resilience—The Ultimate Sustainability is mentioned as a reference for you. Lastly, if you like this podcast you can hear more from Evan via a Webinar you can find at this link The Pathway to Resilience and Carbon Neutrality.”
Eric Holdeman is a nationally known emergency manager. He has worked in emergency management at the federal, state and local government levels. Today he serves as the Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR), which is part of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER). The focus for his work there is engaging the public and private sectors to work collaboratively on issues of common interest, regionally and cross jurisdictionally.
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