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Giving Voice, Being Seen: Community Agency and Design Action in a Time of Climate Change
WhenThursday, Apr 26, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Campus locationSamuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC1)
Event typesAcademics, Conferences, Lectures/Seminars, Special Events
Event sponsorsDepartment of Landscape Architecture
College of Built Environments

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!…
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