Conference Presentations

Designing for Climate Action

Delivered March 8, 2020
Presented by Irina Verona, Partner, Verona Carpenter Architects PLLC | Sandra Goldmark, Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action, Barnard College | Kadambari Baxi, Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture, Barnard College
Planning Types: Sustainability Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Barnard College

The global challenge of climate change demands new paradigms of leadership that prioritize interdisciplinary solutions and the voices of marginalized communities. Universities are uniquely situated to lead the way. We will explore ways that a design thinking process can build a visible culture of sustainability at the hyper-local campus scale and drive climate action across academics, governance, and operations. Aligning climate action with existing priorities creates synergies, especially where stakeholders may already be stretched thin. Learn how a design thinking approach facilitates this type of cross-disciplinary work.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Map out ways to restructure curriculum, programming, or the physical campus in order to create and encourage a culture of climate action.
  2. Identify and learn how to engage core participants (students, faculty, university leadership, operations) in aligning initiatives on wellness, diversity and inclusion, and environmental responsibility as part of strategic planning or infrastructure decisions.
  3. Characterize the difference between scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.
  4. Create a strategy for reducing scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions on campus through hyper local campaigns and on-campus activism.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPN20C430) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

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