How to fight the climate emergency with nature-based design

How can we design nature-based solutions when mitigating our cities and societies against climate emergency?

How can we design nature-based solutions and biodiversity to address the needs of cities to mitigate against the effects of climate change and specific issues like extreme urban heat?

These are amongst the themes discussed in the American Planning Association’s ‘People Behind the Plans‘ podcast series, where host Courtney Kashima, AICP, is joined by SLA partner and design principal Rasmus Astrup.

The two also discuss a few of the projects that SLA worked on from places around the globe like Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Copenhagen, and Detroit. They also dig into the significance of local knowledge and expertise when taking on projects as well as how to deal with the disproportionate impacts on more vulnerable populations.

Listen to the episode below or wherever you get your podcasts.


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