November 11: Climate Urbanism - Strategies for Just Transitions, November 11, 9:30 EST

  • 11 November 2021
  • Start time : 09:30 AM
  • End time : 11:30 AM
  • Event Host : Urban Studies Foundation
urban planning, resilience, energy transition, social equity
Event Description

Urban Studies Foundation (USF) in recent years. The talks will showcase five short interventions that cover several of this year's COP26 Presidency campaigns, with a key focus on Cities and the Built Environment.

Five USF Fellows from around the world will offer radical responses to urgent questions, such as: is urban resilience the final form of urban climate change adaptation? Should the urban as we know it survive climate change at all? Fellows suggest ideas for a developing climate urbanism that builds on and incorporates strategies for just transitions. They show that urban sustainability transitions are not only critical in addressing the climate emergency, but also in making cities generally better places to live (Dr. Dąbrowski); that achieving equitable urban resilience is only possibly by transforming public and private finance as we know it (Dr. Ponder); that local politics and histories should play a critical role in the ways we think about and develop approaches to mitigating the impact of the climate emergency (Drs. Rehman and Parikh); that the neighbourhood, rather than the city, may be best suited for climate intervention (Prof. Pickerill); and finally, that and that we may have reached the end of the urban age altogether, forcing us to radically rethink how we envision the future of the city (Dr. Wakefield). Case studies will be discussed from a range of countries in both the Global North and South.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Urban Studies Foundation
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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