Creating Holistic and Impactful Resilient Communities with Ryan Colker [The Polymath PolyCast] artwork
The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

Creating Holistic and Impactful Resilient Communities with Ryan Colker [The Polymath PolyCast]

  • S4E39
  • 1:04:34
  • July 13th 2021

►Today's episode is a massive shift towards the macro of being multidisciplinary. Talking to Ryan Colker about the holistic approach to creating impactful communities and resilient ones at that. We go from the large scale macro, down to the small time micro, and compare the two in our deep conversation.


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On this episode of the Polymath PolyCast we are talking with Ryan Colker J.D., CAE and is Vice President of Innovation at the International Code Council, Washington DC, United States. He also serves as Executive Director of the Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR), a national coalition working to provide communities with the tools necessary to holistically assess and improve their resilience.


0:00 Intro

3:00 International Code Council + Alliance for National & Community Resilience

6:30 Global Model Codes / "Common Starting Point"

10:00 Building Codes Education

16:00 His book "Optimizing Community Infrastructure: Resilience in the Face of Shocks and Stresses"

20:00 Looking More Holistically

25:00 Smart Cities: Smartness for the sake of smartness is not going to help you.

30:00 Modularity and Off Site Construction

35:00 Thinking about Buildings ahead of time | Construction's Various Disciplines

40:00 Being Multidisciplinary

43:50 What is a polymath to you?

46:00 Interrelated Solutions for Disparate Problems

50:00 Efficiency and Making Decisions based on a Community Approach

56:00 Identifying Building's Roles in Communities

01:00:00 Outro


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