The capacity to prepare for, react to, and recover or adapt from a disaster varies greatly across the Gulf Coast region, and is impacted by the social, economic, health, and environmental conditions in specific communities. The Collaborative Community Design engages community leaders as equal partners in a program to design strategies that lead to greater resiliency and assist them and their organizations in envisioning change and making their visions a reality. Our collective goal is to leverage the unique physical, social and cultural assets in each community to address the attributes and systems that generate risks and impede resiliency in service of a healthy and thriving community.
Adelle Main is Assistant Director at the Community Design Resource Center in the College of Architecture (University of Houston) where she also teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer in community and urban design. She has a Masters of International Urban and Environmental Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from the University of Western Australia. Ms. Main has helped design community plans for Houston's Complete Communities Initiative, Northline and Third Ward neighborhoods and is working on two studies on resiliency in the Houston area. Since arriving in Houston she has collaborated with Project Row Houses, Sankofa Research Institute, Mayor Turners Housing Transition Committee, the Emancipation Economic Development Council of Third Ward, Open Architecture Houston, and Architecture in Development. She is currently sitting on the board of the Houston Community Land Trust.
Time and Location
DWELLING (CLASSROOM 210)
3:30pm - 4:20pm
1.0 AIA HSW