‘On Climate Crisis’ Masterclass Series Volume III

The Norman Foster Foundation presents ‘On Climate Crisis Masterclass Series Volume III'.

This volume showcases the ten virtual masterclasses on the topic of climate change, now carefully edited and presented in written form. This publication brings together diverse experts from various professional and geographical backgrounds, including fields such as architecture, design, policy-making, oceanography and landscape architecture. These masterclasses are united by the common purpose of offering solutions for the most pressing issue of our time: the climate crisis.

The experts included in this third volume include:

Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, Project Drawdown; Former Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Sheila Foster, The Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy; Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C, United States.

Mitchell Joachim, Co-founder of Terreform ONE; Associate Professor of Practice, New York University (NYU), New York, NY, United States.

Lydia Kallipoliti, Associate Professor, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union, New York, NY, United States.

Rachel Kyte, Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University Medford, Boston, MA, United States. Co-chair, Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI), London, United Kingdom.

Amory Lovins, Former Chairman, Rocky Mountain Institute, Basalt, CO, United States.

Peter B. de Menocal, President and Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Falmouth, MA, United States. 

Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Kotchakorn Voraakhom, Chairwoman, Climate Change Working Group, International Federation of Landscape Architects, IFLA. Founder and CEO, Landprocess; Founder and CEO, Porous City Network, Bangkok, Thailand.

Ken Yeang, Executive Director, T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd, Selangor, Malaysia.

The masterclasses are divided into five chapters—Design Solutions, Policy and Systems Change, Water Challenges and Opportunities, Carbon Reduction and Removal, and Transforming Waste—each offering unique visions and solutions for the climate crisis.

From the role of ecological design in architecture to the opportunities offered by the ocean for carbon reduction in the atmosphere, the diversity of topics allows readers a broad understanding of the many strategies that can be implemented to tackle climate change.

This is the third volume in the Norman Foster Foundation’s Masterclass Series, an initiative from the Education + Research Unit, whose mission is to transfer advanced knowledge in a wide range of design fields.

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