Climate Urbanism in the Post-pandemic World: Mapping Vulnerabilities and Exploring Community Activism in East London

Verdini, G. and Dean, C. 2022. Climate Urbanism in the Post-pandemic World: Mapping Vulnerabilities and Exploring Community Activism in East London. in: Giorgi, E., Cattaneo, T., Flores Herrera, A. M. and Aceves Tarango, V. (ed.) Design for Vulnerable Communities Cham. Springer. pp. 245-262

Chapter titleClimate Urbanism in the Post-pandemic World: Mapping Vulnerabilities and Exploring Community Activism in East London
AuthorsVerdini, G. and Dean, C.
EditorsGiorgi, E., Cattaneo, T., Flores Herrera, A. M. and Aceves Tarango, V.
Abstract

This chapter proposes an approach to understand and map city social and environmental vulnerabilities, alongside bottom-up and emerging community experiences in response to the pandemic, with the aim to provide a critical understanding on whether the goal of designing climate resilient and socially inclusive post-pandemic neighbourhoods can be achievable. This is in response to the UN-HABITAT call to enhance the ‘resiliency against all hazards’, in times of pandemic, and tackle together economic shocks, public health crisis, and climate challenges. A framework of city resiliency based on the principles of climate urbanism is applied to the Lower Lea Valley in East London, in the context of studio pedagogy. This helps envision how to design post-pandemic sustainable climate actions, while critically taking into account the role of communities and other local actors. However, it also shows that such scenarios might reproduce inequality at the local level, with limited capacity to address inclusion if multi-level and multi-scalar approaches are not employed.

Keywordsvulnerabilities; community; climate resiliency; post-pandemic; climate urbanism
Book titleDesign for Vulnerable Communities
Page range245-262
Year2022
PublisherSpringer
Publication dates
Published31 May 2022
Place of publicationCham.
SeriesThe Urban Book Series
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-96866-3_13
ProjectDe-colonising urban and architectural curricula to enable effective climate actions
FunderSCUE Research Fund
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Web address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-96866-3_13#citeas

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