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Strategic Planning for Resilience and Climate Adaptation

In our third episode, we are joined by Larry Harder who, for the last forty years, has been working in the public sectors of higher education and healthcare. Larry thoughtfully shares his experience working with the Fraser Health Authority designing health facilities. He goes into great detail about what an ideal healing environment looks like for both patients and healthcare workers. He emphasizes a focus on our human senses when designing a built environment, taking into account noise, lighting, colour and the necessity of having physical access to the natural environment. Larry also discusses how building these facilities can be quite complex as there are numerous sustainable design requirements and explains how carrying out such a task requires setting clear goals and incorporating creative strategizing and integration. Connect with Larry via LinkedIn.