Development and Advancement of Resilient Cities Alliance

 
     
 

Prof. Krusche has created Development and Advancement of Resilient Cities Alliance, DVARCA, which will work on tackling issues related to climate change, including sea level rise as seen in Mumbai where planning tools like assessing onsite responses to transformations throughout the year will be recorded and included with studies done by CIRES, University of Colorado and NASA to create a comprehensive urban planning on a regional scale for the site. 

 

 
         
 

    Objectives    

Reasoning for a balanced biosphere between natural and built environment

 
 

Research projects of DVARCA include factors that we can influence as associated with Climate Change
1. Redensification - walkable, safe, mixed use developments
2. Strategic infrastructure investments
3. Balance between nature and new developments
4. Balance between cultivated land and natural ecosystems
5. Water quality - water harvesting - salt and drinking water ratios
6. Sea level rise
7. Food growth possibilities in all regions of Urban - Suburban and Rural growth
8. Pollution and daily commute
9. Long term durability materials in building industry

 
 

  

Urban Rural ConnectRelationship between Rural and Urban areas (credit: Krusche)

 
 

 

Investigating Resilient Cities of the Future

 
 

The University of Notre Dame has created Development and Advancement of Resilient Cities Alliance, DVARCA, and will work on tackling issues related to climate change, including sea level rise as seen in Mumbai where planning tools like assessing onsite responses to transformations throughout the year will be recorded and included with studies done by CIRES, University of Colorado and NASA to create a comprehensive urban planning on a regional scale for the site. This will then be taken down to the level of individualized solutions on site with impact on the ground and local interventions for it. Long term goals of the projects include:

1. Find immediate ways to support reduction in emissions this includes environmentally friendly building materials and transportation.
2. Find ways to update the sewage system of the city and infrastructure to stop runoffs. This should include extremely strict regulations for industrial runoffs.
3. Replenish the Groundwater table of the area with recharge methods using urban design solutions.
4. Reintroduce natural forms of barriers to break incoming waves.
5. Create edges and levees that are architecturally savy and significant to block the impact of the sea level rise.

 

 
 

Balance bet Green and Built WorldA balance between the built world and natural world is needed to tackle Climate Change issues (credit: Krusche)