Our team aims to be on the forefront of creating sustainable and resilient cities. Resiliency is an important topic as residents of Tampa Bay, one of the most vulnerable regions to natural disaster (hurricanes, rising sea levels, flooding) in the United States.

We are currently developing tools that our clients and partners can utilize in order to create a more responsible, efficient,  healthy and resilient city.

We are creating a platform that is built on a foundation of:

SUSTAINABILITY.

CONNECTIVITY.

ADAPTABILITY.

EQUITY.

COLLABORATION.

 

BACKGROUND

Experience & Thought Leadership

Project Experience

Our team has worked on many innovative projects that embraced resiliency and responsible development practices. These projects utilized technologies such as greywater recycling, rainwater recycling, renewable energy, superior structural design and holistic sustainability features such as edible landscapes, green infrastructure and passive design features to allow for natural ventilation and daylighting.

ULI Resiliency – Technical Advisory Panel

On December 5th and 6th 2016, the Urban Land Institute of Tampa Bay convened top experts in climate resilience from New Orleans, Miami, Boston and the Tampa Bay region to provide technical assistance to the City on creating an equitable culture of resilience. Participants included the Chief Resiliency Officers for the City of New Orleans and Miami Dade County, as well as leaders with expertise in development, architecture, public policy and community engagement.

Our founder, Taylor Ralph, was one of these participants.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Tampa Bay received a grant from the ULI Foundation and Kresge Foundation that funded this effort.

The Realizing Resilience Report has been featured in news articles on April 27th in Urban Land and on July 31, 2017 in the Tampa Bay Times. 

READ THE REPORT HERE

2016 Solutions for Coastal Cites: Resilience and Adaptations in Tampa Bay Workshop

Taylor Ralph participated on a panel discussing the topic of ‘Architectural and Engineering Solutions’ to Resiliency, addressing the 2016 Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (ICAR) at USF St. Petersburg.