Design for emergencies

Rob Roggema*, Greg Keeffe

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

Abstract

We are in a century of emergency.Engineering is creating efficient, design effectiveEffective solutions.Research by designResearch by design approach is needed to act in a timeTimes of emergencyEmergencies.We must learn from natureNature.RiskRisks is an opportunity.Climate literacy is a key skillSkills, which can be used to simulate crash-testing the solution in an extreme futureFutures context.We should work with what-ifWhat-ifquestionsQuestions.Teach the challengeChallenges of acting as a humanHuman being, imagining how we want the futureFutures to look, and then designing the processes to deliver this. We are in a century of emergency. Engineering is creating efficient, design effectiveEffective solutions. Research by designResearch by design approach is needed to act in a timeTimes of emergencyEmergencies. We must learn from natureNature. RiskRisks is an opportunity. Climate literacy is a key skillSkills, which can be used to simulate crash-testing the solution in an extreme futureFutures context. We should work with what-ifWhat-ifquestionsQuestions. Teach the challengeChallenges of acting as a humanHuman being, imagining how we want the futureFutures to look, and then designing the processes to deliver this.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends in urban design. Insights for the future urban professional
EditorsRob Roggema
PublisherSpringer Cham
Pages89-96
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783031214561
ISBN (Print)9783031214554
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Jan 2023

Publication series

NameContemporary Urban Design Thinking
PublisherSpringer Cham

Keywords

  • Urban design
  • climate emergency
  • creativity

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