Architecture, Climate Change, and Society

Description: 

Creating a continuum of environmental understanding along the pathways to the profession, from school to internships to licensure and beyond. This session is adapted from "Architecture, Climate Change, and Society," for which Bradford Grant received a Buell Center Course Development Prize in 2020 from Columbia University.

Learning objectives

  • Review the baselines of science, empirical evidence, and technical solutions about global climate change that are well documented and generally known to architects
  • Contextualize architects' understanding of climate change as an existential threat, and of climate change solutions, in real debates within science and as a product of social and political dynamics.
  • Explore the need for a continuum of understanding along the pathways to the profession, from school to internships to licensure and beyond.
  • Consider climate action as a necessary business concept in the same way that the profession regards solvency, human capital, labor, and profitability.

This course is part of a series

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