By TU Delft Platform for Urbanism and Landscape Architecture
Global crises such as climate change, biodiversity loss, gentrification, and several natural and human-made disasters have been significantly impacting regions worldwide, leading to social, ecological, and economic vulnerabilities. These challenges have been causing transformations in natural ecosystems and built environments, resulting in the emergence of ruined/decaying landscapes. Marginalized/overlooked regions in particular, often display remarkable resilience in times of distress, through advocacy for social and environmental justice. Yet, there is a need for a stronger voice and awareness of the ways the crises are being addressed, from the most essential levels of society. The 2023 U&L week aims to explore how crises caused due to anthropogenic activities are being resolved through the lens of local actors.