SSI Celebrates GIS Day: “Climate Justicescape”

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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“Climate Justicescape: Mapping Social-Ecological-Technological Vulnerability to Climate Change”

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Chingwen Cheng, PhD, PLA, LEED AP
Program Head and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Environmental Design, The Design School, Arizona State University
Senior Global Futures Scientists, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory

Climate change has aggravated extreme hazard events such as floods, droughts, extreme heat and fires that threaten livelihood of communities, especially for vulnerable populations. Climate Justicescape applies an integrated social-ecological-technological systems vulnerability assessment framework to identify vulnerable communities to climate change impacts. Climate Justicescape has implications in policy-making for prioritizing resources in investing green infrastructure and nature-based solutions to address climate justice and enhance community resilience.

Dr. Chingwen Cheng is Program Head and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, and Environmental Design at The Design School, Arizona State University. Dr. Cheng directs Hydro-GI Lab applying spatial mixed methods and modeling to create Climate Justicescape measuring social-ecological-technological vulnerability to climate change impacts. Currently, Dr. Cheng leads NATURA Design for Justice thematic working group and APRU SCL Vulnerable, Resilient, and Climate Justice working group to investigate the gap between theory and practices in implementing Nature-based Solutions for climate justice. Dr. Cheng is a licensed Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional with twenty years of professional practice, research, education and community services dedicated to co-designing with communities for sustainable, resilient and healthy environments for all.

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Spatial Sciences Institute Conference Room (AHF B57J)

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