Resilience Engineering applies physical design principles and research for the sustained wellbeing of humans and systems, and facilitates recovery from disturbances. It dwells at the interface between the system and its environment. By exploring and understanding our boundaries, and adaptively engaging with our environment, we become more resilient through the strength and knowledge that this exploration builds.
The Toronto Metropolitan Resilience Engineering Lab (TMREL) explores human interaction with the environment focusing on the basics: food, water, shelter, health and wellbeing. Recognizing that the global environmental crisis threatens these basics as we have seen through increasing extreme events worldwide, such as natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, TMREL strives to navigate a path to a more stable relationship between immediate human needs and environmental sustainability.
TMREL works with the Toronto Metropolitan Urban Farm Living Lab
PUSHING OUR BOUNDARIES
Human engagement with the environment involves information flow: data, perception, analysis and understanding of our world, modeling and communication, which are all of interest. Current work includes developing ecological and accessible food growing and related systems, like net-zero irrigation and storm water management, as well as improving human wellness by understanding EEG and other patterns through signal analysis techniques.
TMREL works with the Mixed-Reality Immersive Motion Simulator
COLLABORATE WITH US
Our research focus are , but not limited to the following
Project Drawdown Solutions
Green Roofs Net-Zero Irrigation
Green Roof Stormwater management
Solar Radiation Analysis