Coffee & Viz: Reshaping Urban Futures: Embracing Change and Resilience in the Face of Climate Challenges

Friday, October 20, 2023
9:30am to 10:30am

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Photo of Georgina Sanchez

Photo of Georgina Sanchez.


Friday, October 20, 2023
9:30am to 10:30am


Teaching and Visualization Lab, Hunt Library

About This Event

Our cities' current layouts, transportation systems, and growth patterns have been shaped by historical processes dating back hundreds of years. For centuries, we have followed a status quo approach to urban planning and development. However, given the challenges posed by climate change, it is crucial to break away from this traditional path and envision a more resilient future. Geospatial modeling provides an exciting opportunity to explore and visualize alternative trajectories of growth that better align with the needs of a changing world. We can evaluate the tradeoffs between competing social and environmental needs while accounting for uncertainty in future conditions. In this talk, we will challenge the status quo by presenting alternative ways in which growing communities might adapt to the increasing threat of sea level rise and flooding. Join us as we explore the possibilities for a more sustainable, adaptive, and resilient future together.


Contact Information

Shannon Ricci


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