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Instructions on Rebuilding a Resilient Puerto Rico

A manual on building disaster-resistant homes will be published in 2019.

June 5, 2018

As the 2018 hurricane season begins, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. and the Asociación de Constructores de Puerto Rico are spearheading a collaborative effort to write Keep Safe: Strategies for Puerto Rico Housing Resilience, a manual for building to withstand future natural disasters. Other key partners include the University of Puerto Rico, Perkins+Will, and the MIT Urban Risk Lab.

“The goal of the manual is to centralize best practices, techniques, strategies, and interventions to make houses more safe and resilient from climate impacts,” said Laurie Schoeman, the director of resilience and disaster recovery with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.