Conscripting Climate: Environmental Risk and Defensive Urbanism
This half-day symposium will bring together leading scholars, policy experts and practitioners speaking to the opportunities and risks for urban planning and adaptation of an evolving climate security agenda. The security implications of climate change have become an increasingly dominant framing of the issue both inside and outside of the defense apparatus. As the history of the intersection between defense and urban planning has shown, this could have significant impacts on forms of adaptation in the built environment. In three panels on April 4th from 12:30 - 6:00, the symposium will offer a critical exploration of these issues, pointing to directions for future research and practice.
Simin Davoudi, Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, Newcastle University
Damian F. White, Professor of History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences, RISD
Sarah E. Light, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School
Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow, Environmental Change and Security Program, Wilson Center
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