Where do we build it and on what scale?
We need the right sort of ‘infrastructure’ to handle the extremes in the weather:
The impact that the climate crisis has had on the globe over the last decade is a critical influence on how architects and urban planners design future cities… When it comes to creating ways to save our cities from “the next big one”, whether it be a hurricane, flood, snowstorm, or fire, the way that we design the preventative infrastructure neglects a significant number of people.
So, the Sidmouth Beach Management Plan could be seen as how some sort of ‘preventative infrastructure’ can ‘save’ an urban environment:
However, in order to ‘solve’ many of these issues, the conventional wisdom is to build large-scale renewable energy projects:
And these massive projects are built in ‘the countryside’ – rather than in the cities which are facing the brunt of climate change. And a new documentary just out looks at such a project in northern Sweden:
This has a similar story-line to another documentary released last year:
Much of the debate around ‘green infrastructure’ has become highly politicised:
But perhaps common ground could be found in much less imposing technologies:
Which would be ‘community-centred’:
And much smaller-scale – and ‘local’: