April 11, 2021Fight or Flight? Rethinking the Urban Footprint (2020-2021)
Fight or Flight? Rethinking the Urban Footprint
DfRR Program Series on Managed Retreat
Illya Azaroff, FAIA, and Gretchen Bank, Associate AIA, Co-chairs
“Fight or Flight? Rethinking the Urban Footprint” is a six-part series that will address how the urgency of climate change requires design professionals to rethink the built environment. Rising seas, extreme heat, drought, and wildfires are among the environmental stressors that will continue to affect communities throughout the United States and the world. We are now confronted with the urgent need of creating relocation strategies for individual households, communities, and cities.
As architects, planners, landscape architects, and related professionals, it is our ethical responsibility to integrate thinking about relocation into our practices. The extreme complexity of the economic, social, and environmental impacts associated with climate migration and relocation will be a large part of this conversation, along with equity and environmental justice. We recognize that it is incumbent upon us to find appropriate pathways forward as swiftly as possible, and to continue these conversations.
- Session One – Fight or Flight? Communicating Science, Risk, and Urgency – December 14, 2020
- Session Two – Fight or Flight? Overcoming the Crisis of Climate Grief – January 21, 2021
- Session Three – Fight or Flight? Pathways from Around the World – March 16, 2021
- Session Four – Fight or Flight? Navigating Roadmaps to Success – April 1, 2021
- Session Five – Fight or Flight? Stemming the Tide – June 4, 2021
- Session Six – Fight or Flight? Climate Justice and Equity – June 11, 2021