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Future Cities episode 55: Climate Gentrification in Coastal Cities

December 1, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoIn this episode, a diverse team of graduate students discuss their research on climate gentrification in the Eastern coast of the United States and their personal stories about why they are inspired to study this topic. They share perspectives on the importance of interdisciplinary science in their own professional development and the value of an interdisciplinary approach to tackling wicked problems like climate change gentrification. The team also reflects on the importance of team science with peers in building confidence and establishing an essential network of support as early career researchers.

Learn more about the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center at sesync.org.

Follow and connect with this month's guests:

Kelsea Best: Twitter, LinkedIn

Azmal Hossan: Twitter, LinkedIn

Sharif Islam: Twitter, LinkedIn

Zeynab Jouzi: Twitter, LinkedIn

Timothy Kirby: Twitter, LinkedIn

Becca Nixon: Twitter

Richard A. Nyiawung: Twitter, LinkedIn

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.URExSRN.net.

Future Cities episode 54: Every Tree Tells a Story

November 1, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoClair Cooper, PhD Candidate at Durham University, is joined by Gillian Dick, Strategic Planning Manager with Glasgow City Council, and Donagh Horgan from the Institute of Social Innovation at the University of Strathclyde to talk about Every Tree Tells a Story. Every Tree Tells a Story is an innovative new nature-based solution that aims to help communities reconnect with urban nature, particularly urban trees, and understand what are nature-based solutions by sharing and mapping their favourite stories about trees. Gillian and Donagh talk about their inspiration for the project, how it relates to the concept of nature-based solutions, and explain our deep connection with trees. Gillian and Donagh then talk about why it's so important that we educate people about the role of trees in the fight against climate change and how they plan to help people reconnect with trees through community participation and mapping of stories about our favourite trees.

You can keep up with this exciting project by following @everytree_ and using #EveryTreeTellsAStory on Twitter.

Other Twitter links:

Institute for Future Cities (@iFutureCities)

Glasgow City Council (@GlasgowCC)

Gilian Dick (@gilliannd)

Donagh Horgan (@godonagh)

Clair Cooper (@cooper_clair)

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.URExSRN.net.

Future Cities episode 53: Defining Resilience (Rebroadcast)

October 2, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoWe hear the term used all over the place: in music, on TV, in books– but what IS resilience? In this episode, we discuss resilience from the Social-Ecological-Technological Systems (SETS) perspective. To understand what resilience means from this perspective, we interviewed urban resilience experts from each of these three disciplines. Dr. Nancy Grimm is a professor of ecology in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) and a co-director of the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN). Dr. Marta Berbes is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, but is transitioning the University of Waterloo where she'll work on their Future Cities Initiative. Dr. Dan Eisenberg is a Research Assistant Professor of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Learn more about and connect with our hosts and guests by checking out these links:

Hosts:

Stephen Elser: Twitter, LinkedIn

Sam Markolf: Twitter, UC-Merced website, Google Scholar

Guests:

Nancy Grimm: Twitter, lab webpage

Marta Berbes: Twitter, Future Cities Initiative

Dan Eisenberg: Personal faculty page, research group page

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.URExSRN.net.

Future Cities episode 52: Nature-Based Solutions and You

September 2, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoGreen infrastructure (GI) and nature-based solutions (NBS) are relatively new concepts in expert circles, at least by those terms. In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Cook and Clair Cooper join first-time host Charlyn Green to discuss what green infrastructure and nature-based solutions mean for non-experts. Topics of discussion include examples of GI and NBS at scales ranging from household to city, the benefits of having access to private green space, and factors involved in work to advance the uptake of nature-based solutions in cities.

Here are some links to learn more about projects mentioned during the episode:

NATURA Network of Networks: https://natura-net.org/

Convergence Resilience Research Project | http://convergence.urexsrn.net/

Urban Nature Atlas: https://www.naturvation.eu/atlas

Follow this month's host and guests on Twitter!

Elizabeth Cook: @e_m_cook

Clair Coope:r @cooper_clair

Charlyn Green: @CharlynEGreen

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 51: Green Infrastructure: Diversity in Perspectives and Applications

August 3, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoAlysha Helmrich and Maike Hamann host a discussion on the various perspectives surrounding green infrastructure (GI) with Vinicius Taguchi, Stephen Elser, Clair Cooper, and Zbigniew Grabowski, exploring insights from engineering, public health, ecology, and more!

This podcast was inspired by an UREx SRN early career symposium--Get Ready, Get SETS: GI! (Website pending publication in August 2021). Below are links to references mentioned throughout the episode.

Selection of Previous Future Cities GI Episodes:

Wetlands as Green Infrastructure in Valdivia, ChileGreen Stormwater Management in Three U.S. CitiesTrees to Help Cities BreatheThe Many Names of Urban Nature

CREATE Initiative:

Green Gentrification Policy Toolkit

Follow us on Twitter!

@FutureCitiesPod

@stephen_elser

@MaikeHamann

@cooper_clair

@zjgrabowski

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 50: Cities of Light

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoMarissa Matsler and Robert Lloyd explore another dimension of the series title, as they chat with the authors and editors of “Cities of Light” - a new book of science fiction stories focused on solar-powered cities of the future! Guests Joey Eschrich, Clark Miller, Deji Olukotun, and Lauren Withycombe Keeler talk about the creation of the book, the ideas behind it, and how science fiction can help prepare us for the possibilities - and the demands - of future cities.

Get a free digital edition of “Cities of Light” or order a print edition here: https://csi.asu.edu/books/cities-of-light/

Arizona State University Center for Science and the Imagination (@imaginationASU): https://csi.asu.edu/

Learn more about this episode's guests and find links to their Twitter accounts below:

Joey Eschrich: https://csi.asu.edu/people/joey-eschrich/

Clark Miller (@clarkamiller): https://sustainability-innovation.asu.edu/person/clark-miller/

Deji Olukotun (@olutron): https://returnofthedeji.com/

Lauren Withycombe Keeler (@femmefutura): https://ifis.asu.edu/content/center-study-futures

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 49: COVID Implications for Work and Mobility

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoThe COVID-19 pandemic has upended so many aspects of our lives – from the ways we socialize, the ways and places where we spend our free time, and the ways in which we work. Which, if any, of these changes will persist once the pandemic is behind us? This month, our guests are Dr. Laura Schewel (CEO of StreetLight Data) and Dr. Carlo Ratti (Director of the Senseable City Lab at MIT). We discuss whether work-from-home momentum will persist after the pandemic, the 15-minute city, equitable transportation and mobility, and more. Our guests also share insights on interdisciplinary collaboration and their visions and hopes for cities in the year 2080.

Learn more about Streetlight Data at their website (www.streetlightdata.com) and connect on social media:

Facebook (@StreetLightData), Twitter (@StreetLightData), LinkedIn, YouTube.

Learn more about Dr. Ratti's work at his website (www.carloratti.com) and connect on social media: Facebook (@carlorattiassociati), Twitter (@crassociati), Instagram (@crassociati), LinkedIn

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 48: Scenario Analysis for Resilient Urban Futures

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoDoctors Marta Berbes, Nancy Grimm, Robert Hobbins, and Timon McPhearson join Robert Lloyd to talk about how scenarios of future city transformations are analyzed and turned into products that can be understood and used by city practitioners, and the general public, as well as other researchers. Scenarios provide potential goals for practitioners in city government and other actors to work towards in efforts to ensure greater sustainability, resilience, and equity. A new book, the result of collaboration among many of the researchers who participated in this episode and the previous one, is also discussed.

Urban Systems Lab Data Visualization Platform

San Juan, Puerto Rico Story Maps

Learn more about our guests:

Marta Berbes (@MartaBerbes): https://sustainability-innovation.asu.edu/person/marta-berbes/

Nancy Grimm (@DrNitrogen): https://sols.asu.edu/nancy-grimm

Robert Hobbins (@RobertHobbins): https://roberthobbins.com/, https://urbaninstitute.gsu.edu/profile/robert-hobbins/

Timon McPhearson (@timonmcphearson): https://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/faculty/timon-mcphearson/

Access their recently published book here: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030631307

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 47: Scenario Production for Resilient Urban Futures

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoDoctors Elizabeth Cook, David Iwaniec, Lelani Mannetti, and Tischa Muñoz-Erickson join Robert Lloyd to talk about the production of scenarios for future city transformations. Scenarios provide potential goals for practitioners in city government and other actors to work towards in efforts to ensure greater sustainability, resilience, and equity. Co-production of knowledge, limits of future visions, and the challenges to realizing scenarios are among the topics discussed.

Learn more about our guests:

Elizabeth Cook (@e_m_cook): https://envsci.barnard.edu/profiles/elizabeth-m-cook

David Iwaniec (@SustFutures): https://urbaninstitute.gsu.edu/profile/david-iwaniec-2/

Lelani Mannetti (@LelaniM): https://urbaninstitute.gsu.edu/profile/lelani-mannetti/

Tischa Muñoz-Erickson (@tmunozerickson): https://www.fs.fed.us/research/people/profile.php?alias=tamunozerickson

Access their recently published book here: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030631307.

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 46: Value-focused Thinking

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoWhen asked what infrastructure are supposed to do, responses of course vary dramatically from the mundane (for example, provide water and power) to the abstract (for example, facilitate improved well-being through the delivery of basic services). Of course, both are right on some level. But what is often lost is the perspective of the values that we use to design and operate infrastructure systems. In the third and final episode of the Infrastructure of the Anthropocene series, Professor Mikhail Chester (@mikhailchester) of Arizona State University interviews Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy (@AdjoKennedy) of Georgia Tech about the need for value-focused thinking to guide how we think about restructuring infrastructure to ensure that infrastructure meets the needs of future populations in increasingly complex environments.

See the whole Infrastructure and the Anthropocene playlist on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvz_faOzavaSD40LmDr4RknZZxWAVqwGp

Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy at Georgia Tech – Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS)

Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering | Arizona State University: https://metis.asu.edu/

Convergence Resilience Research Project | http://convergence.urexsrn.net/.

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 45: Complexity Leadership

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoIt's widely recognized that infrastructure are central to societal goals, that changes to infrastructure and how we use them can have profound impacts on people and economies. It's critical to recognize that infrastructure are the hammer at the end of the arm, and the arm is governance. In the second episode of the Infrastructure of the Anthropocene series, Professor Mikhail Chester (@mikhailchester) of Arizona State University interviews Professor Mary Uhl-Bien (@MaryUhlBien) of Texas Christian University about how infrastructure is governed and why, and particularly about what she has learned about leadership in complexity. The conversation explores complexity leadership theory, the differences between the leadership models used to govern now and those relevant to an age of uncertainty, and the critical role the threat of failure plays in driving adaptation.

Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering | Arizona State University: https://metis.asu.edu/

Convergence Resilience Research Project | http://convergence.urexsrn.net/.

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 44: Infrastructure as Knowledge Enterprises

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoPeople often think of infrastructure as merely physical assets, but they are the outcome of cultural preferences and how we generate knowledge. In this episode, Professor Mikhail Chester (@mikhailchester) of Arizona State University interviews Professor Thaddeus Miller (@Thad_Miller) of University of Massachusetts Amherst about infrastructure governance, the knowledge systems embedded in organizations and governance networks, and the values or assumptions built into those systems. We also hear about complexity and future problems, as well as the importance of transdisciplinary knowledge co-generation to solve problems in the Anthropocene. The Infrastructure and the Anthropocene Forum took place from December 7-9, 2020 and was moderated by Prof. Mikhail Chester of Arizona State University. The forum was hosted by the Infrastructure Misfits and Arizona State University's Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering.

See the whole Infrastructure and the Anthropocene playlist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvz_faOzavaSD40LmDr4RknZZxWAVqwGp

Infrastructure Misfits (un)Society: http://www.infrastructurecomplexity.org/

Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering | Arizona State University: https://metis.asu.edu/.

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 43: Corals Combating Climate Change

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoClimate change has contributed to the severity of tropical storms, causing unprecedented coastal erosion and record rates of flooding. Countries around the world are searching for ways to prevent tropical storms from decimating their coastal infrastructure, and the University of Miami has found a tropical solution: coral reefs. Coral reefs can reduce wave energy by up to 97%. However, corals have also suffered from climate change, and are threatened by extinction. Cassie Sturman (@CassieSturman) interviews Diego Lirman and Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos from the University of Miami’s coral reef restoration team who empathize the importance of rescuing coral reefs from climate change. Learn more about the University of Miami's coral restoration program at their website, and find them on Twitter (@rescueareef). You can also follow the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Restoration Hub (@RestorationHub).

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 42: Black History Month Spotlight - Dr. Lelani Mannetti

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoDr. Lelani Mannetti (Twitter @LelaniM) is a postdoctoral researcher at Georgia State University's Urban Studies Institute. Her research focuses on the analysis of social-ecological systems, particularly surrounding adaptive co-governance of complex systems. In this episode, Dr. Yeowon Kim (Twitter @Yeowon__Kim) talks with her about how she became interested in integrating social, ecological, and technological dimensions for urban resilience study and how her work and academic training in South Africa has affected her becoming an interdisciplinary scholar studying urban systems. Furthermore, she features how the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network’s scenarios team has been adapting their approaches to participatory scenarios development processes during the COVID pandemic, and how she envisions Atlanta’s urban future as a connected and greener city integrating diverse voices of people in the city.

Learn more about Dr. Mannetti and her research here: https://urbaninstitute.gsu.edu/profile/lelani-mannetti/.

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 41: Black History Month Spotlight - Dr. Marccus Hendricks

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoDr. Marccus Hendricks is an Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park. Here, Marissa Matsler interviews Dr. Hendricks about his work with communities throughout his dissertation research in Texas and as an early career researcher in Maryland. He discusses his bold visions for the future in which we collectively seize on the opportunities of this historic moment – especially the current focus on environmental justice – to better design and plan cities. Dr. Hendricks also offers his advice to others looking to follow in his academic footsteps. You can read more at arch.umd.edu/sirj and follow Dr. Hendricks on Twitter at @mdhDuBois. You can read his recent piece, Transforming Public Safety and Urban Infrastructure to Mitigate Climate and Public Health Disasters, here.

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 40: Black History Month Spotlight - Dr. Prentiss Dantzler

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoHost Jason Sauer (PhD candidate, ASU) talks with researcher Heidy Correa (Master of Science, Universidad Austral de Chile) about a grassroots community organization in Valdivia, Chile, that was instrumental in the spread of a wetland conservation ethos across the city. Counter to the work that we often highlight in this podcast, this wetland conservation effort started with a single person and spread upward to academics and politicians through the dedication and hard work of this community, rather than starting with experts or specialists at the top and moving downward. We also talk about “natural heritage,” the importance of the “green commons,” and how “commoning” can be used to articulate and make legitimate the ways in which individuals and communities value their environment and identity.

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 39: Black History Month Spotlight - Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoDr. J. Marshall Shepherd (Instagram @marsh4fsu, Twitter @DrShepherd2013) is a distinguished meteorologist, professor, writer, podcaster… and that only begins to share all his accomplishments! Here he chats with Robert Lloyd about science communication, the intersections of climate and social equity, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. To learn more about Dr. Shepherd, you can visit his personal website or the University of Georgia's Department of Geography website.

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 38: Coastal Resilience in the Hudson Valley

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoThe Hudson River flows from the alpine peaks of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains to the harbor of New York City. Its tidal valley includes diverse suburban communities and post-industrial cities that will face new challenges from sea level rise and amplified storms as climate changes over the next few decades. In this episode, George Scott interviews Dr. Klaus H. Jacob, an expert in disaster risk at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, (@LamontEarth), Ryan Palmer, the Director of the Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (@slccurb/@sarahlawrence), and Jessica Kuonen, the Hudson Estuary Resilience Specialist at New York Sea Grant (@nyseagrant) to learn more about how these communities are planning to enhance their resilience to climate-related coastal threats.

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 37: Community Organizing for Wetland Conservation and the Green Commons

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoHost Jason Sauer (PhD candidate, ASU) talks with researcher Heidy Correa (Master of Science, Universidad Austral de Chile) about a grassroots community organization in Valdivia, Chile, that was instrumental in the spread of a wetland conservation ethos across the city. Counter to the work that we often highlight in this podcast, this wetland conservation effort started with a single person and spread upward to academics and politicians through the dedication and hard work of this community, rather than starting with experts or specialists at the top and moving downward. We also talk about “natural heritage,” the importance of the “green commons,” and how “commoning” can be used to articulate and make legitimate the ways in which individuals and communities value their environment and identity.

Listen on iTunes, StitcherGoogle Podcasts, Spotify, or Buzzsprout.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.

Future Cities episode 36: Learning to Live With Water in New Orleans

July 22, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoNew Orleans, Louisiana faces ecological challenges, but also social challenges in learning to adapt to climate change and to adopt new water management techniques. The existing stormwater infrastructure isn’t cutting it, but new methods have been slow to be implemented. Robert Lloyd (@RL_Grey) discusses why, then interviews Jessica Dandridge, Executive Director of the Water Collaborative, who is one of the people helping to move the Big Easy into a more sustainable and resilient future.

Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan - https://livingwithwater.com/

City of New Orleans Resilience & Sustainability - https://nola.gov/resilience-sustainability/

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, e-mail us at futurecitiespodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @FutureCitiesPod. Learn more about the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) at www.sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience.