By Celis Brisbin, Programs Manager
The accelerating pace of global climate change poses another dimension to environmental stewardship: making their communities resilient. Goody Clancy is committed to working with cities and regions to insure their investments in resilience builds communities that are more than ever places of opportunity, equity, and enhanced quality of life. Through this work, we learned important lessons that continue to inspire their approach to resilience:
- First, the cost in terms of human and social disruption, and environmental impacts associated with relocation far exceed the costs of protection.
- Second, every dollar spent on resilience should be a dollar invested in people and placemaking.
- Third, engage community members in every step of planning to build a culture of resilience that nurtures personal responsibility and the shared political will to launch large-scale, often transformative investments.
Select planning projects related to resilience:
They believe that sustainable design is synonymous with good design. Each building offers unique opportunities to devise creative solutions that are also environmentally responsible.
Seventy-five percent of our architectural staff is LEED Accredited, and we use LEED for Neighborhoods (LEED ND) as a core performance standard for their neighborhood and district planning. And we continue to employ design strategies within their overall attitude of stewardship of the environment, whether working with historic buildings or new construction.
Certified LEED Projects