Emily Brown Shares an Interdisciplinary Approach to Climate Change with Architects
Godlewski teaches the graduate studio along with Professor Lori Brown. This semester the studio is focusing on the urban effects of climate change, particularly in tropical and sub-tropical regions, with a longer term project to design a facility in St. Petersburg, FL, "arguably the city most effected by imminent sea level rise," notes Godlewski.
"I discussed some of the unique challenges and opportunities for architects when adapting to and combatting climate change, and since the graduate architecture class is traveling to St. Petersburg, I also looked at the initiatives there to try to combat and address the changing environment," says Brown, adding that as a lawyer she also raised with the architects the more mundane subject of risk. "I spoke about the potential likelihood of architects being sued for malpractice for failing to plan and design for changes in weather."
Finally, keeping with the interdisciplinary, cross-campus theme of her talk, Brown invited the group to a half-day climate change symposium at the College of Law, planned for April 25, 2018.
The symposium will explore "Policy and Technology Responses to Climate Change" across two panels. The first-Technological Responses to Climate Change-will feature Eric Schiff, Director, Department of Physics, Syracuse University; Edward Bogucz, Executive Director, Syracuse Center of Excellence for Environmental and Energy Systems; Joshua Sarnoff, Professor, DePaul College of Law; and David Popp, Carolyn Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Emily Brown will speak on the second panel-Legal and Policy Implementation-along with David Driesen, University Professor, College of Law; Dalindyebo Shabalala, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law; and Keith Maskus, Professor of Economics, University of Colorado-Boulder.