Open Building For Resilient Cities

Through the Council on Open Buildings

Upcoming Event

December 6, 2018 5:00 pm

Planning for resilience and change is an urgent necessity – for the well-being of the built
environment, for social institutions and for every human being. Achieving resilience today
means understanding how enduring buildings and urban fabric sustain themselves by
continuous, incremental renewal. Planning for change necessitates recognition that built
environment transformation is a process in which multiple jurisdictions, investors, professions
and everyday citizens share responsibility over time. The Open Building approach celebrates
adaptability, resilience and distribution rather than centralization of control. Its design
strategies structure public space that supports and inspires development of private space
where people and organizations can make independent decisions about use: Build to last / build
to renew.
This conference and exhibition aim to expand the discourse of Open Building by bridging
practice and academia.

Schedule available for download here.

Registration Levels

CIB Member rate-$300.00

Non-Member rate-$350.00

Student rate-$175.00

Opening Reception/Keynote Only-$50.00

About the Council on Open Building

The Council on Open Building is a network of professionals in the design and building industry throughout North America. They are committed to the proposition that planning for change – during design and long-term – is a fundamental prerequisite for a resilient and sustainable built environment. The Council fosters the development of knowledge, methods, and practices supporting the implementation of Open Building. Their approach crosses all project types including residential, healthcare, educational facilities, and commercial.

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