Presentation: Black Swans & the U.S. Future: Creating Sustainable & Resilient Societies

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2012-09-14

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Environmental Science Institute
Orr, David W.

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Environmental Science Institute

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‘Black Swans’ are infrequent and unpredictable events that can drive change in both human and natural systems. What qualities make societies resilient and sustainable in the face of environmental Black Swans? How can we prepare for, absorb, and recover from the unpredictable disruptions from climate-related ecological change? In this public lecture, Dr. Orr discusses several promising strategies, including building upon what we already know about sustainable design, construction, and technology to create resilient societies and support systems. Co-sponsored by UT's President’s Office of Sustainability, ESI, School of Architecture and Center for Teaching and Learning.

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