Wednesday, 2 December 2020
This webinar focused on the emerging concept of functional recovery as a key element of resilience-based design in Southern California communities. Designing new and improving existing buildings and infrastructure for limited downtime (or a quick functional recovery) is a necessary tool for achieving community-wide earthquake resilience. The webinar began with an abbreviated presentation by David Bonowitz of his 2020 EERI Distinguished Lecture, “Functional Recovery: What it Means to Design for Community Resilience”. Bonowitz was then be joined by local experts Craig Davis, Susan Dowty, Henry Burton, and Christine Goulet, who presented and discussed aspects of functional recovery and resilience in Southern California, including references to the City of LA’s “Resilient Los Angeles” report.