How will the city change in response to the climate crisis?
The climate crisis will make the next century difficult and costly, but if we take immediate action, we can still blunt the worst effects. DC will need to adapt. We can look to the city’s history of change, reflect on our experiences today, and plan for the future.
We’ll use American University’s Humanities Truck as a participatory, mobile design workshop, offering you tools to visualize change in the past and the future, share what you know about the city’s built environment, and explore future possibilities. We’ll publish what you share, on a project website, to inform planning and policy.
This project focuses on public space, transportation systems, and the region’s relationship with its rivers. All of these will change. This isn’t the usual government-agency public engagement project: with rising seas and a changing climate, there is no no-build option.
Visit us at Mt. Pleasant!
Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market (Saturday, December 7, 2019):
We’ll be near the intersection of Lamont and Mt. Pleasant street from 9 a.m. through 12 noon, with flood risk maps, historic photos, and hands-on mapping projects.
We’ll run events once or twice a month through August 2020.
The Humanities Truck
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