December 3rd, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning’s Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER) Brown Bag Series

Friday, December 3, 2021  |  Noon – 1:00 p.m. ET


Increasing Resilience in Health Systems Infrastructure

Panel Discussion by Gresham Smith Director of Digital Innovation Keith Besserud, Gresham Smith Healthcare Director of Research & Innovation Lesa Lorusso, Ph.D., Gresham Smith Director of Sustainability Lauren Seydewitz, LEED AP BD+C, UF Health Vice President of Facilities Brad Pollitt, and TLC Engineering Solutions Principal Kim Shinn

A strategic initiative of the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP), The Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience was established as a meeting point to synergize knowledge, at the intersection of research, practice and lived experience that pertains to the design, planning, construction and management of resilient built environments, with a strong interest in the well-being of individuals and communities who inhabit them. During this Brown Bag Series, panelists will discuss resiliency in health systems, including disaster response measures critical to planning health infrastructure and how design and operations can be used to support or advance social, environmental and economic resilience in at risk communities. The discussion will also focus on how the pandemic has changed approaches to adaptive capacity and overall public health resilience.