VIRTUAL ONLY: Climate ******* Design | CDD Forum 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Building 9, 255
105 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

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Urban design tools and methods can contribute meaningfully to climate action, both in promoting decarbonization and in adapting cities to shifting landscape hazards. However, climate change is also challenging some underlying assumptions and practices of urban design and raising crucial questions, including: 

  • How can design interventions accommodate the deep uncertainty of climate change? 

  • How can designers address the enormously uneven impacts of climate change when dominant models of practice are limited by their dependence on state actors and private clients? 

  • How can urban designers simultaneously respond to demands for urgent action and enable the pluralistic deliberations necessary for equitable climate action?

The CDD Forum will address these and other questions through five public lectures by contemporary practitioners and scholars. Except where otherwise noted, the sessions will take place 12:30-2pm in the City Arena (9-255).

*This series is linked to this semester's Urban Design Seminar (11.333/4.244). If you are interested in enrolling in the seminar, please email and/or come to the first meeting Wednesday, 9am-11am in 10-401.

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