April 16, 2014
By Lindsey Waters, Urban Designer and Kate Renner, Medical Planner, HKS, Inc.

How do you plan for the worst-case scenario?  Should you? How do you evaluate the cost versus benefit? Throughout history, natural disasters – ranging from hurricanes to tornados to earthquakes – have devastated communities around the world. Resiliency planning is becoming increasingly important, given the devastating effects of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the Japan Tsunami, the Joplin, Missouri tornado and, most recently, the Philippines typhoon. Let’s talk about how hospitals can take a proactive approach to resiliency planning, making them less vulnerable when disaster strikes.

To view the video presentation: http://youtu.be/ox4RZ-A5t0k

To listen to the podcast:  http://hksarchitects.libsyn.com/community-resiliency 

A 2014 calendar, located on the HKS website, shares additional JOIN US talks: http://www.hksinc.com/joinus/. Please register to attend these streaming video events.  

For more information, contact Kate Renner at krenner@hksinc.com, Lindsey Waters at lwaters@hksinc.com or Trish Martineck at tmartineck@hksinc.com.