Moderator: Jim Vanderwal
Presenters: Dr. Remi Charron, Dr. Lisa Westerhoff, Dan Sandink and Stacey Barter
While building resilience in the event of natural disasters and changing climate has improved over the past decades, a need remains to help develop housing stock that can adapt to — not just survive — ever-changing conditions.
To that end, BC Housing is spearheading a multi-year, multi-stakeholder initiative to develop and promote the adoption of best practices in adaptation and resilience. Mobilizing Building Adaptation and Resilience (MBAR) aims to stabilize communities in a natural disaster and help owners and occupants better protect their investments and adapt to climate change stresses and shocks, such that no one is stressed beyond their ability to cope. Using housing and mixed-use projects in BC as pilots, MBAR helps project principals incorporate best practices into the design process and understand the challenges and opportunities of doing so.