Giving Voice, Being Seen: Community Agency and Design Action in a Time of Climate Change, April 26

Giving Voice, Being Seen: Community Agency and Design Action in a Time of Climate Change, April 26

Climate change affects everyone, but it does not impact all communities equally. These differences may be most evident in the built environment and the shared spaces such as parks, streets, schools, homes, which we experience and move through daily.

In seeking to inspire more collaborative, inclusive and creative responses to climate change in the built environment, the interdisciplinary PhD in the Built Environment at UW is organizing a one-day symposium around the theme of “Giving Voice, Being Seen: Community Agency and Design Action in a Time of Climate Change.

This symposium is a space for examining the intersections of climate change, urbanism, and environmental justice, and the ways in which diverse voices contribute to or are excluded from climate change conversations.

When: April 26, 9:30am-4:30pm

Where: Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Speakers include:

  • Students in the Built Environment Interdisciplinary PhD program
  • Terryl Ross, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of the Environment
  • Sudha Nandagopal, Program Manager, Equity and Environment Initiative, Seattle Office of Environment and Sustainability
  • Benjamin de la Peña, Deputy Director, Policy, Planning, Mobility, and Right of Way, Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Thasa Way, Faculty Director, Urban@UW
  • more to come!

This symposium is co-sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture, Urban@UW, and the College of Built Environments.

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    ​Originally posted by Urban@UW