“Views from the Outside” at TAD Journal OP/Positions

Pedar Ankar, Marty Matlock, Malkit Shoshan & Hazem Rashed-Ali

Climate change is a critical challenge facing our communities. Studies conducted by IPCC and other entities continue to demonstrate the enormous magnitude of this challenge and the increasing need for more effective responses at both the adaptation and mitigation levels. The complex causes of climate change and its diverse impact on our communities make this need more challenging. Making things more complicated, understanding these causes and consequences, as well as the possible solutions, requires us to look at the problem through multiple disciplinary lenses. 

To explore these issues, TAD asked a panel of experts from outside the discipline of architecture to respond to a series of questions from July 20 to August 18, 2023, regarding the challenges posed by climate change and the role of the built environment in addressing them. The panel included Pedar Ankar, Professor of History of Science, New York University; Marty Matlock, Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas— Fayetteville; and Malkit Shoshan, Director at FAST, the Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory. 

Read more: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24751448.2024.2308499