IA: Island(ing) Adaptations
Entitled “Island(ing) Adaptations,” the convening will bring together cross cut representation from high level government officials to innovative designers, financial leaders and policy makers. The title is intended to be a play on “AI” and denote the intelligence of how land scarce/water scarce, island-based habitats could inform future urban development on islands as much as the “(ing)” is intended to insinuate an active role in exploring the subjects/themes denoted below. Over one tenth of the world’s population currently lives on islands. By 2030 more than 50% of the planet’s fastest growing urban areas are on and/or contain islands within their borders. Archipelagos, formed by clusters of islands, are among the most densely populated and climatologically vulnerable areas of the planet and include a wide array of cultures and races. They harbor both historic and prospective future practices of climate adaptation. Infrastructural capacity and policy need to be discussed and understood for archipelagos. Understanding decentralized, island-based systems is critical to protect, learn from and test models of development in line with UN SDG’s, Kyoto and Paris Accords, for these amphibious “third” zones.
Details: Access – The panel will take place on Governors Island at the Admiral’s House with a reception to follow. Please take the 3:45pm Governors Island Ferry departing from Manhattan at the Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street).
Registration – The event is open to the public. Please note that the venue has limited capacity. Audience members will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. If the registration reaches capacity, interested attendees will be waitlisted on a first come first serve basis and notified 48 hours in advance of the event if we are able to accommodate them. No notification will be sent for those we are unable to accommodate.
Registration will open on September 5th at https://www.pratt.edu/events/ia-islanding-adaptations/
Exhibitions – Pratt has a series of accompanying exhibitions entitled “Adaptation(s)” and will be offering guided tours at Pratt’s House (Nolan Park 14) on Tuesday, September 19 and Friday September 22. See NY Climate Week “Adaptation(s)” event listing for details.