Hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme heat and climate change necessitate positive visions. Three thinkers will discuss their work in environmental design, architecture and urban planning.
Mark Rauzon is the author of Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands and Isles of Refuge. As a biologist he has worked in the field of island restoration, traveling throughout the American Insular Pacific. He will talk about the latest novel habitats he’s designing for cormorants on the new Bay Bridge and Bay Area support for wild birds.
Randolph Langenbach authored Don't Tear It Down! Preserving the Earthquake Resistant Vernacular Architecture of Kashmir in 2005. This book makes the case for preserving earthquake resistant traditional architecture. He will elaborate the benefits and importance of wood construction: techniques for safety and esthetic harmony.
Richard Register is author of Ecocity Berkeley, Ecocities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature, and World Rescue: An Economics Built on What We Build. He explores how cities and regions might be designed for harmony with nature. His work is currently on display the Environmental Design Library exhibition cases.
This panel discussion is in conjunction with the Ecocity Berkeley Exhibit (on display until December 15th). The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require
disability-related accommodations, please contact David Eifler (501-643-7422) prior to the event.