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Designing for Climate Change

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Climate change is affecting our planet on an increasing scale. We no longer have time to question whether it is happening. We must now focus on mitigating and adapting to impending environmental changes that are a threat to us all. Since increasing urbanization is predicted, our focus will be on architecture and urban planning initiatives in cities. We will review existing innovations such as mobile floating flood barriers; public pavilions and homes; green-scaping using “sponges” such as marshes; rain gardens and water-permeable pavement; and urban gardening, including vertical and roof gardens. Other subjects of our discussion will be “green cities” of the world (Singapore, Sydney, Cambridge, MA) and others; sustainable buildings, and a new “healthy buildings” trend in architecture. Ideally, the study group will be divided into working groups that focus on specific topics such as solutions to coastal and inland flooding, preventing food and water shortages, surviving weather extremes, adaption of existing buildings, new building design, transport of people and supplies, planning for increases in migration, and disaster planning. Written references and indices of source material will be provided; but participants will have wide leeway to choose their own resources. Please join us for a visit to the future of planet Earth.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Cheryl Graham2.Suzanne Sutherland 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/12/2018 - 12/12/2018 Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Suzanne Sutherland  ; Cheryl Graham  ClassRoom