Communities of the 21st century need to be different than communities of the later 20th century, and it is time to plan for what those differences are. A key factor, among others, will be climate change. This course introduces students to implications of these coming conditions for built form both now and in the future, with a goal of developing a working understanding of what municipal, regional, and state planners and policy makers need to know now about these conditions to provide leadership to communities. What would a city that is really adapted to its future climate look like? How would it function? How can we identify now what the risks are likely to be in the future, and communicate that to decision-makers? And how can we start now to implement the physical and social practices that will assure a resilient built form? Students will gain skills in preparing climate adaptation plans.
S-Climate Adaptation for Urban Areas
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017