A Model Resilient Zoning Code with Equity in an Era of Climate Change



Online Event


Bert Gregory

Date & Time:

11.10.2020 | 2:00 pm–3:30 pm (Central Time)

Zoning codes in the United States are patched documents from the 1950s and 1960s—inequitable, climate agnostic frameworks that will not ensure the integrated and equitable solutions needed for inclusive resilient cities. While 1980s New Urbanism and later form-based codes improved placemaking, a new Model Zoning Code is needed to justly respond to the seven key challenges of climate change: energy, water, food, waste, mobility, human health and safety, and ecological health. Through extensive research and two rounds of expert crowdsourcing at Greenbuild 2017 and 2018, a framework has been established for A Model Resilient Zoning Code in an Era of Climate Change.

Join Mithun partner Bert Gregory for “A Model Resilient Zoning Code with Equity in an Era of Climate Change” to explore guidelines for changes in urban form and fabric, and building form, with viable recommendations for implementation. The session visualizes high level zoning code changes for resiliency in three bio-regions (hot dry, hot humid and temperate/cold) with illustrations of what our cities could be and the environmental and human benefits for meeting climate change commitments.

Bert’s co-presenters include Carnegie Mellon University professor Vivian Loftness and Arup fellow Alisdair McGregor.

Date Posted: 11.10.2020