Healthy + resilient environments

Urgencies of global urbanization, climate change, public health, and civic engagement provoke a fundamental rethinking of how we imagine, design, construct and operate the built environment, at every scale. In order to address these concerns, society needs new understandings and innovations in the patterns, programs, forms and technologies that shape our landscapes, cities, and neighbourhoods. Novel computing technologies and rapidly expanding access to data are just one of several emerging techniques that are providing unprecedented opportunities to simulate, visualize and measure the complexity of spatial information and relationships necessary to inform and guide action in this arena.

SALA faculty in the Healthy + Resilient Environments research cluster generate new knowledge, practices, prototypes and technologies to improve these crucial intersections of people, natural and built environments.


Landscapes of extraction, building energy systems and technologies, urban analytics and spatial visualization, sustainability metrics of the built environment, tools and processes of public engagement, children's landscapes and restorative environments, multifunctional landscapes, resilient systems and infrastructures, politics of urban change/shrinking cities, housing, gentrification/social equity/policy

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