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Janice Barnes


As Director of Resilience, Janice works with clients to identify their risks and vulnerabilities and to meet their resilience goals. With nearly 30 years of design experience bridging practical applications with empirical research, Janice recognizes critical organizational processes and links these to appropriate design responses. Internationally recognized for this expertise, Janice links environmental, social and economic indicators to advance resilience principles and connect knowledge across communities.

Janice was Perkins+Will’s global lead on their work with the 100 Resilient Cities initiative for the City of Louisville and the City of Toronto. With the Rockefeller Foundation, she facilitated workshops in the National Disaster Recovery Competition Capacity-Building Academies, the Global Resilience Academy and the Resilience Americorps VISTA initiative. She led the development of the DC Climate Adaptation Plan in collaboration with Dr. Katherine Hayhoe of Atmos and Kleinfelder Engineering.

Janice also recently worked as part of the editorial team on the 3rd edition of the AIA Disaster Assistance Handbook and was interviewed as part of the Barr Foundation comparative analysis of resilience frameworks released at the National Adaptation Forum 2017. As a frequent resilience workshop leader at the annual Fast Company Innovation Festival, Janice advocates for #boundarybuddies and #shouldercities helping one another to strengthen resilience for the collective good.

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