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Lunch UP: Design Charrettes: An Approach to Community Climate Change Adaptation in Tobago

October 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Design Charrettes: An Approach to Community Climate Change Adaptation in Tobago

Presenter: Luna Khirfan, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, University of Waterloo

Building on the distinctions between climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban planning, this paper discusses the use of community design charrettes in involving the public in envisioning adaptation strategies. Specifically, this paper presents a case in the Caribbean island of Tobago where a research project titled ‘The Partnership for Canada-Caribbean Climate Change Adaptation (ParCA)’ is being implemented. A series of four community design charrettes were held in Tobago that supervened community based vulnerability assessments with various sub-communities in order to gauge both their current intuitive acclimations and their insights for future adaptation.

View the abstract.

These sessions are a response to requests from faculty and students to learn more about what’s going on in the field in an informal environment. We hope this can inspire emergent thoughts and connections that will inform our scholarship. If you have research you would like to present, or a provocative article you would like to discuss, please speak with Larissa Larsen, David Weinreich, or Carla Kayanan.

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Date:
October 14, 2015
Time:
12:00 pm