UM/Harvard climate design solutions an innovative interdisciplinary course collaboration

Bring together design students from the UM School of Architecture and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Add in students from the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, the School of Law, and the College of Engineering.

Three key sponsors who will coordinate the program.

Focus on adaptation to sea level rise in underprivileged and marginalized communities, a highly understudied subject raising major environmental justice issues.

Sunny Day flooding in Miami's Sweetwater neighborhood. Photo: Dayna Reggero, Clean Air Moms Action

In line with the University of Miami's Roadmap initiatives for Innovative Education and Problem-Based Interdisciplinary Inquiry, run a design solutions course with students from both UM and Harvard in Spring 2018 overseen by Professor Joanna Lombard (UM), Assistant Professor Rosetta Elkin (Harvard), and TK (Abess Center) and focusing on adaptation pathways for communities generally overlooked in climate planning.

Something here TK about the structure of the class--format, timeline, learning outcomes, deliverables, etc.

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