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Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Jeff Carney

February 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Jeff Carney, University of Florida – “Disaster Resilient Design in the Delta”

Jeffrey Carney, AIA, AICP, is an architect and urban designer working at the interface of urbanism, infrastructure and dynamic coastal ecosystems. In the fall of 2018, Carney joined the University of Florida, School of Architecture as Associate Professor, and as Associate Director of the Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER). He was until recently the director of the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, a center dedicated to trans-disciplinary design research in the Lower Mississippi River Delta.

While leading the CSS, Carney co-directed his team’s award winning submission for the Changing Course competition called “The Giving Delta.” He led the development of the Louisiana Resiliency Assistance Program (LRAP) that continues to assist communities throughout Louisiana to build resilience and adaptive capacity. He was PI on the project “Inland from the Coast”, a three-year grant supported by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project studies the effects of inland flooding on community wellbeing in greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Carney will discuss his design-centered work in Louisiana and Florida, including his efforts to address risk reduction and climate change adaptation through the Coastal Sustainability Studio and its associated Mayor’s Institute for Community Design. He will also discuss his work as it relates to the 2016 summer flood disaster in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the emergence of the FIBER Program at the University of Florida.

This event is being held in Room 317 of Bingham Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Details

Date:
February 13, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Coastal Resilience Center

Venue

Bingham Hall
Bingham Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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