EQxD SESSION 3: J.E.D.I. + Environment

December 11, 2020 / 11am - 12:30pm
"The pandemic has demonstrated how much upheaval, suffering, and destruction can be wrought by a global natural disaster. As the effects of climate change continue to intensify, they will bring ever worsening conditions of a similar ilk. As we have seen in the coronavirus pandemic and in recent climate-related disasters, those with less will suffer more. How can the specter of this continued and coming injustice increase the urgency and effectiveness of our climate advocacy in the building sector? How can we increase access to high-performance buildings and healthy cities for poor communities and communities of color? The pandemic has also shown that rapid cultural change is possible. If this moment is an opportunity for societal transformation, how do we want to recalibrate our relationship to the earth? Can an effort to design inclusive and culturally competent high-performance buildings amplify awareness of architecture’s integrated functioning within biological, physical, and cultural systems, resulting in more just and sustainable design? This session will explore the intersections of equity and design for climate change mitigation and adaptation."
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