Local and national governments are channeling significant funding into mitigating climate change in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These investments—on urban greening, infill development, transit, and active transportation—may cause land values and housing costs to rise, thereby displacing low-income residents. Yet, researchers continue to disagree about the extent and nature of this displacement. In this talk, I explore these questions through the lens of a decade of research on the displacement impacts of California climate change mitigation portfolio. Our mixed methods approach reveals that climate change mitigation has unintended—but small—consequences in terms of household mobility. I conclude by proposing tools to empower local communities to keep residents in place.
Join us at the World Urban Pavilion for workshops centered on the exhibition Parks in Action: Towers, Hubs, & Open Space Transformations!
This exhibition highlights the role of parks and open spaces in fostering climate action in Toronto’s inner suburbs. Urban green spaces range from expansive ravine networks to pocket gardens, and… Read more
This introduces the TCO, describes our approach and initial research program. The audience will learn about emerging topic in human-centered climate informatics and about opportunities to participate in an exciting new initiative on campus.
We’re excited to open our 2022/2023 Knowledge Cafe Sessions with a 1.5hr special edition on “Reducing transmission of COVID-19 through improvements to indoor air quality: a checklist for community spaces.” A… Read more
As climate change affects water availability, concepts of climate resilience are increasingly shaping practices for water infrastructure planning and service provision.
Towers in the Park: A Prospective for Equitable Resilience looks at the untapped potential of the “parks” in “Towers in the Park”. Many of these tower neighbourhoods were built between 1950-80’s… Read more