In the wake of nat­ural dis­as­ters like the Okla­homa tor­na­does or Super­storm Sandy, how can cities better plan for poten­tial, high-​​damage situations? How can we better design build­ings and city spaces to with­stand these acts of weather and effects of cli­mate change?

North­eastern fac­ulty approach these topics from engi­neering, archi­tec­ture, envi­ron­mental, bio­log­ical, and sus­tain­able perspectives.

And it’s not just about with­standing dis­as­ters – sus­tain­able design can marry indus­trial and com­mu­nity spaces and create a better, mixed use of urban real estate.