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Designing to Avoid Disaster

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 5:00


Wednesday, March 28, 2018. 5:00PM. Designing to Avoid Disaster. Thomas Fisher, University of Minnesota. Sponsored by NYU Wagner. More information here.


Thomas Fisher, a professor and Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota, will discuss the fracture-critical nature of many of the systems we have put in place since the mid-20th century, how such systems are especially vulnerable to catastrophic failure, and what we need to do to create more resilient, affordable, and equitable systems in the future. He will show how fracture-critical failures follow a consistent pattern and how we can spot the vulnerability of systems and prevent their failure.


Location  The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, Rice Conference Room & Newman Reception Area, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012