Keep Safe: Strategies for Puerto Rico Housing Resilience

April, 2018


  Canóvanas, Puerto Rico

Canóvanas, Puerto Rico

On April 26th, a group of experts from the fields of architecture, planning, engineering, construction, emergency management, energy and wastewater management gathered in Puerto Rico in part to kick-off the initiative to develop a resilient housing manual, but most importantly to receive critical feedback, engage in conversations and discuss the right direction to design and build safe and resilient housing and communities. 

Enterprise Community Partners and University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture and Planning assembled a comprehensive team of collaborators and experts, including the Urban Risk Lab, to develop a decision-making tool to assist housing designers, operators, construction professionals, owners and regulators to determine resilience strategies to make homes safer from extreme weather.

Publication in English and Spanish is planned for 2019.

For more information regarding the April 26th event, click on the following news outlet links: El Nuevo Día, Notiuno, WIPR – Noticias 24/7