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Craig Applegath is an architect and principal at DIALOG, a multidisciplinary architecture, engineering, interior design, planning and urban design services firm. He is a current member of the Canada Green Building Council and was a founding Board Member of Sustainable Buildings Canada. He is also a past President of the Ontario Association of Architects and was made a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC) for his service to the profession.
Applegath is the founder and moderator of ResilientCity.org, a not-for-profit network devoted to exploring planning and building design strategies to help cities develop the capacities to adapt to the impacts of climate change and energy scarcity in the context of demographic change.
ResilientCity.org employs the following working definition of resilient cities:
- “A resilient city is a city that has developed the systems and capacities to be able to absorb future shocks and stresses over time so as to still maintain essentially the same function, structure, systems, and identity, while at the same time working to mitigate the present causes of future shocks and stresses.”
This definition stems from the pioneering work on resilience of C.S. Holling. Ecological resilience is the capacity of a natural system to absorb disturbance and reorganize while undergoing change so as to still retain essentially the same function, structure, identity, and feedbacks.
Applegath is also co-author of "Resilient Edmonton: Why and How?", a white paper commissioned by the City of Edmonton that was used in the city's public consultation process in support of developing its new environmental strategic plan, The Way We Green.
Conferences and Presentations
Applegath has presented at conferences and workshops across North America on the topic of architecture and urban design in view of climate change and energy scarcity. Some of his notable speaking and facilitation engagements include:
- "Resilience: A Framework for Planning and Design in the Coming Century." The 3rd International Summit on High Performance and Sustainable Buildings. 1 March 2011.
- "The Next 30 Years: Key Trends in Urban Planning and Development." Panel Speaker, Buildex Vancouver 2011. 24 February 2011.
- Keynote Speaker, The Canadian Association of Planning Students Conference 2011 - Resilience: Planning for Dynamic Futures. 5 February 2011.
- "Resilient City." AIAS Toronto Forum 2010. 30 December 2010.
- "10 Strategies for Designing Resilient Cities." Sustainable Buildings Canada: Breakfast Series. 1 December 2010.
- "Is Edmonton Ready to Face its Environmental Future?" Presentation, Edmonton City Hall. 17 September 2010.
- "The Architect and Change Management." 2008 AANB/RAIC Conference and Festival of Architecture. 26 June 2008.
- Facilitator, St. Lawrence Market North Redevelopment Sustainable Design Charrette. 5 December 2007.
- "DIALOG". Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- "DIALOG". Retrieved 18 March 2011.
- "Past Presidents of the OAA". Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- "FRAIC". Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- "Definition of resilient cities, ResilientCity.org". Retrieved 18 March 2011.
- Walker, B., Holling, C. S., Carpenter, S. R., Kinzig, A. 2004 Resilience, adaptability and transformability in social–ecological systems. Ecology and Society 9(2): 5. Walker, Holling et al 2004
- Applegath, Craig; Jonathan Yazer. "Resilient Edmonton: Why and How?". Retrieved 19 March 2011.
- "The Way We Green". Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- "The 3rd International Summit on High Performance and Sustainable Buildings". Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- "Buildex Vancouver 2011". Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- "CAPS Conference 2011". Retrieved 19 March 2011.
- "AIAS Toronto Forum 2010". Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- "Sustainable Buildings Canada". Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- "The City of Edmonton". Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- "2008 AANB/RAIC Conference and Festival of Architecture". Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- "St. Lawrence Market North Redevelopment Sustainable Design Charrette". Retrieved 17 March 2011.