An Interdisciplinary Course Offered by the Colleges of Design, Construction & Planning, Engineering, Law, Journalism, and Liberal Arts & Sciences Coordinated by the Florida Climate Institute
Resilience reflects the overall ‘capacity of a city (individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems) to survive, adapt and thrive no matter what kinds of chronic stresses or acute shocks they experience’. -Rockefeller Foundation: 2013
Professors: Jeff Carney, Architecture – Tim Mclendon, Law – Corene Matyas, CLAS – Richard Stepp, CLAS – David Prevatt, Engineering – Alyson Larson, Journalism and additional invited speakers
Course Listing: ARC 6911 – Wednesday 5:10-8:10 – 122 Frazier Rogers Hal
Course description: This multi-disciplinary field-course will introduce students to the challenges that communities face following disasters to recovery effectively and achieve long-term resilience. Florida communities must adapt to the changing environment to end the disaster/rebuild cycle through the development of effective community design, public policy, and applied science. This course will connect a range of disciplines through collaborative research and field-based exploration in the City of Port St. Joe where the ravages of Hurricane Michael are still evident. Lectures, readings, and research will prepare students for the spring break 2020 workshop in the City. Over the spring break field component, students will spend 5 intensive days (most expenses paid) in Port St. Joe visiting relevant sites and hearing from experts in a variety of fields to inform their understanding and their scenario analysis and associated work product.
Course Products: Each team will prepare a design/policy proposal for Port St. Joe that includes discipline-specific components within a multi-disciplinary concept. The proposal development and presentation process is one that design, engineering, law, humanities and journalism students may encounter in their professional endeavors and this solutions-oriented product will provide practice for that process. The proposals will be presented by the teams, in Port St. Joe to an audience of local stakeholders including faculty, municipal partners, and citizens.