Sustainable Design and Social Justice
Climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of natural disasters along with the spread of increasingly deadly disease. COVID-19, and its effect on communities and economies the world over, adds another layer of complexity. It is more important now than ever that spaces are designed with sustainability and equity in mind. These stories highlight organizations working to build climate resilient spaces and design a more equitable post-COVID world, with a keen eye toward environmental and social justice.
In This Series
This architect is using design justice to empower communities through outdoor spaces
New Orleans-based architect Bryan C. Lee, Jr. uses architecture and design justice to tell a story about the displacement of people, cultures, and communities.
How drones can help local people solve the world’s biggest problems
Drones have become an important tool for climate, conservation, and social justice work by empowering local people with access to important data.
Building climate resilience in a post-COVID world
If the crisis is to be met with the seriousness it requires, climate resilience and equity will need to be built in.