Test Calendar for AK TRLN

May 19, 2021
  • May 19, 2021  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    AK TRLN Event: Can I Build Here?

    In rural Alaska, planning decisions about housing involve individuals, local tribal and village corporation leadership, and regional housing authorities. This Information session will explore considerations for building on permafrost in a rapidly changing environment to inform decision-makers. It will preview how past landscape changes, due to permafrost thaw, can inform us about future conditions, and how this must influence where we decide to build, what kind of housing designs we should consider, and how to maintain our homes and infrastructure.

    Presenters: Jerilyn Kelly, Tribal member and Mayor of Quinhagak; Bob Bolton, permafrost researcher; and Ilya Benesch from the Cold Climate Housing Research Center.

    Whether joining by Zoom or by phone REGISTER HERE

    For those joining by phone, you can request that the powerpoint is emailed to you ahead of time.

    To join via the phone (if not using the zoom interface) please dial:
    Participant Pin: 8914524
May 26, 2021
  • May 26, 2021  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    AK TRLN Event: Network Call

    This month's call will provide a space to informally discuss climate considerations in responding to and planning for new housing construction. This network call is an open space for sharing ideas and asking questions related to the recent information session, “Can I Build Here”. Builder Ilya Benesch and Stacey Fritz from the Cold Climate Housing Research Center/ National Renewable Energy Lab will participate in this discussion. 


    Participants can call 1-866-832-7806 (conference code: 1212577) to attend by toll-free phone conference.