Time: March 29, 2009 to April 3, 2009
Location: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Warren, Vermont
Street: 189 VT Rte 100
Website or Map: http://www.yestermorrow.org
Event Type: course
Organized By: Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Latest Activity: Jan 27, 2009
Comprehensive responses to an unknown future require the development of resilient biological and built systems that are adaptive in the face of shifting of climatic and global socioeconomic influences. While most discussion today focuses on reducing the rate of Earth's climatic change, little attention is being given to the design and development of buildings and landscapes that can support human livelihood across wide climatic variations and extreme conditions. This course highlights strategies for creating integrated building and landscape systems that can function in an age of climate extremes and more precious energy that will test our ability to thrive in a given place. Field trips to projects that are developing adaptable human habitat systems will be a central component of the course. Participants will also design a landscape-building system in which they apply course concepts. Major topics covered include microclimate design, water systems, food systems and architectural strategies. All Levels. Tuition $750 (scholarships available).