Climate Resiliency with Nick Rajkovich
Nicholas Rajkovich, associate professor of architecture and director of the Resilient Buildings Lab at UB, studies how we can adapt our built environment to withstand extreme weather and other impacts of a changing climate. In this episode, Rajkovich tells host David Hill about his early passion for building (resulting, among other things, in the construction of a wastewater plant in his parents’ basement); how people can make their cities more resilient in an increasingly hostile climate; what’s in store for Western New York specifically, and whether we're ready for it (the Christmas blizzard provides a clue); and how Rajkovich and his students are working with the community to better prepare us for such events in the future.
Host: David Hill
Guest: Nicholas Rakjovich
Writer: Laura Silverman
Production and editing by UB Video Production Group
Coming on Jan 30: Host Tom Dinki speaks with communication professor Mark Frank about his journey from perceptive bar bouncer to an internationally recognized expert on nonverbal communication who has worked with the FBI and CIA.