The acceleration of climate change and climate migration has created an unprecedented diversity of challenges that our built environment and communities must face in the coming decades. This acceleration is matched by a growing diversity of research and design efforts to counteract these challenges—both in academia and practice—centered around concepts of resiliency. This conference invites practitioners, scholars, and policy leaders engaged in shaping the future of resilience to identify challenges shaping the built environment, as well as the emerging tools, methods, practices designed to address the challenges ahead. We invite projects engaging all scales and domains of environmental, architectural, landscape, and urban design, including the design of resilient materials, environmental systems, assemblies, buildings, neighborhoods, cities, and ecosystems. We additionally invite contributions on the design of resilient research methods, engagement strategies, disciplinary metrics, and public policies.
For this conference, there will be 4 tracks focused on RESILIENT FUTURES. Respondents should identify one of these 4 tracks that most relate to their research while completing their abstract submission.
A resilient future includes multiple and diverse perspectives, actively empowering under-represented populations through inclusive processes that ensure equitable outcomes for all. Contributions to this track may address strategies to promote societal, economic, environmental, and racial equity & inclusion in the built environment and public realm.
A resilient future protects individual and community health while expanding the definition of design for health to include previously under-represented topics and issues. Contributions to this track may address efforts to redefine public health, mental health, inclusion, accessibility, and mobility to incorporate resilience.
A resilient future demands new models of engagement and decision-making capable of identifying and responding to shared challenges as they arise. Contributions to this track may address trajectories for the design of robust community engagement strategies, public policies, and management strategies for building resilient teams, practices, financial and insurance mechanisms, codes, laws, and projects.
A resilient future forges new forms of partnership, enlisting new technologies and collaborators beyond the confines of disciplinary endeavors. Contributions to this track may address interdisciplinary, interspecies, and/or transhuman collaborations in the production of new resilient tools, materials, methods, workflows, and partnerships.