Register Now for March 22-24 Drylands Design Conference

The Arid Lands Institute and the Woodbury School of Architecture invite you to register for the Drylands Design Conference, Retrofitting the West: Adaptation by Design. The March 22-24 conference on the Woodbury campus will explore innovations in planning, landscape, engineering, and architecture that offer opportunities for global leadership in water-smart design.

Presented in partnership with the California Architectural Foundation and UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, conference participants will re-examine the built environment of the arid and semi-arid west as a vast field of opportunities for design innovation at a range of scales, from building systems to infrastructure and landscape spaces. The conference will present and debate a portfolio of design strategies generated in response to the challenges set forth in ALI's Drylands Design Initiative:

- Uncoupling the water-energy nexus
- Anticipating climate impacts
- Maximizing local water resources
- Creating social equity