This seminar will explore participatory urban design methods,
tactics, and tools related to retrofitting the built environment for
climate and flood resilience. It will begin with a very brief
introduction to the history and theory of participatory design practices
related to spatial design and the built environment, before discussing
general design approaches related to retrofitting the built environment
for flood resilience. Then it will present a series of examples of
contemporary, novel, and promising participatory urban design practices
that have been developed for retrofitting places, communities, and homes
that are vulnerable to flooding.
Dr. Nuala Flood is an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast and a registered architect. Her research focuses on codesign methods for spatial adaptation to global heating. She holds a BSc in Architecture, a BArch from University College Dublin, and a PhD in Sustainable Urban Development from Trinity College Dublin. As a 2022 Fulbright-EPA Scholar, she worked with the Urban Systems Lab, The New School, New York, where her research explored the pedagogy and practice of spatial design for resilience in the New York City region.
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