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Janice Barnes

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Janice Barnes, Ph.D., AIA, LEED AP, RELi AP, is the Founder of Climate Adaptation Partners (CAP), where she works with public and private clients to identify their risks and vulnerabilities and to meet their resilience goals. With 30 years of design experience bridging practical applications with empirical research, Dr. Barnes recognizes critical organizational processes and links these to appropriate design responses. Internationally recognized for this expertise, Dr. Barnes links environmental, social, and economic indicators to advance resilience principles and connect knowledge across communities. Known for her abilities in facilitating stakeholder dialogues on complex issues, she frequently works with organizations seeking ways to generate new thinking and build dynamic strategies. Her message settles on a shared truth about the responsibilities to act on climate change once its implications are understood.

Previously, Dr. Barnes served as Principal and Director of Resilience at Waggonner & Ball, as well as Global Resilience Director and Principal at Perkins+Will, where she was the 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.