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Thesis Proposal

  1. 1. Hello World.
  2. 2. Big Idea Image: Light Bulb from The Noun Project
  3. 3. “N. Ecology a means of configuring civilization and human activity so that society, its members and its economies are able to meet their needs and express their greatest potential in the present, while preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems, planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals for future generations” Sustainability Def.
  4. 4. Humanity NatureBalanced Continuum Image: Scale from The Noun Project
  5. 5. “Nature doesn’t negotiate.” Kumi Nadoo, Greenpeace International
  6. 6. Hurricane Katrina (8.29.2005)Haiti Earthquake (1.12.2010)BP Oil Spill (4.20.2010)Fukushima (3.11.2011)Grímsvötn Volcano (5.25.2011)Hurricane Irene (8.21.2011)North American Drought (5.31.2012)Hurricane Sandy (10.29.2012)Typhoon Bopha (12.3.2012) Crisis Events Various News Organizations
  7. 7. Sustainability is dead. Image: Question designed by Martin Delin from The Noun Project
  8. 8. “Where sustainability aims to put the world back into balance, resilience looks for ways to manage in an imbal- anced world.” Resilience Andrew Zolli, New York Times, Forget Sustainability, Its about Resilience
  9. 9. “It’s a broad-spectrum agenda that, at one end, seeks to imbue our communi- ties, institutions and infrastructure with greater flexibility, intelligence and responsiveness to extreme events and, at the other, centers on bolstering people’s psychological and physiological capacity to deal with high-stress circumstances.” Resilience Thinking Andrew Zolli, New York Times, Forget Sustainability, Its about Resilience
  10. 10. Risk Management vs. Risk Adaptation Image: Shield designed by Benjamin Orlovski from The Noun Project
  11. 11. Dynamic Solutions Image: Explosion designed by Renee Ramsey-Passmore from The Noun
  12. 12. Moving Parts Image: Gears from The Noun Project
  13. 13. Big Picture Image: Earth designed by Francesco Paleari from The Noun Project
  14. 14. 2012 U.N. Climate Change Conference Image: United Nations Logo
  15. 15. Adaptation, Finance, Mitigation, Tech. Focus Points: UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Image: Magnifying Glass designed by Hafizh from The Noun Project
  16. 16. Closer to Home Image: State Department of Maryland
  17. 17. Hurricane Sandy Image: U.N. OCHA
  18. 18. “NYC Storm Preparation: Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plans For Citys Next Natural Disaster” -Huffpost“With Sandy, a Call for Transforming Coastal Cities” -Huffpost“2/3 of Sandy-Damaged Homes in N.Y. Were Outside the 100-Year Flood Zone” -The Atlantic“Feds deny aid to Maryland residents hit by Sandy” -The Baltimore Sun Headlines
  19. 19. Baltimore Image: Mira Azarm
  20. 20. Zoning Code Change Image: Baltimore City Department of Planning
  21. 21. Climate Action Plan Image: Baltimore Office of Sustainability
  22. 22. Climate Adaptation Strategy Image: Global Warming designed by Luis Prado from The Noun Project
  23. 23. Untapped Futures Image: Lightning designed by Matthew Hock from The Noun Project
  24. 24. One A Few A Group AllLevels of Intervention
  25. 25. “If we were to coat 5 percent of roof- tops per year worldwide, we would be finished by 2030. This would save us 24 billion metric tons in CO2. That happens to be exactly how much the world emitted in 2010. So, in essence, this solution would be like turning the world off for an entire year — while also saving some money on the energy bills.”Case Study: White Roof Project
  26. 26. Case Study: L.E.E.D.
  27. 27. Case Study: Rising Current Exhibit: MOMA Rising Currents
  28. 28. 1. Perception shift to move beyond simply returning to normal.2. Temperaments in radical change.3. Convincing people of pro-active measures rather than reactive.4. Creating funding in time of crisis.5. Transitioning infrastructure standards.6. Unknown Challenges to Change
  29. 29. 1. Create individual psychological awareness towards resilience1. Identify opportunities for resilience systems in Baltimore.2. Work with partners prototype strategies to maintain.3. Facilitate connections across disciplines to create dialog and receive input around resilience systems.4. Integrate and implement resilience systems in Baltimore, providing a framework to build upon in coming generations. Moving Forward
  30. 30. In a world of crisis, how can strate-gies be developed for Baltimore toadapt to dynamic physical, social andeconomic changes in response toclimate change?How can emergency managementevolve into a more holistic emergencyadaptation? Critical Questions