Podcast looks at planning for climate change

Building Resilience,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, examines how to build resilient communities in the face of environmental and economic upheaval.

“My work as a planner sits at this juncture of everyday lived experience and the need to adapt and change in the face of environmental and economic upheaval,” Neema Kudva, associate professor of city and regional planning in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, says in her podcast.

Kudva's research focuses on international urbanization, particularly issues related to small cities and their regions, and on institutional structures for equitable planning and development at the local level. She directs the International Studies in Planning program and is the faculty lead for the Nilgiris Field Learning Center, a collaborative program of Cornell University and the Keystone Foundation, India. 

The “What Makes Us Human” podcast’s second season asks the question "Where Is the Human in Climate Change?" and showcases the newest thinking across academic disciplines about the relationship between humans and the environment. The series is produced by the College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the Cornell Broadcast Studios and features audio essays written and recorded by Cornell faculty. 

New episodes are released each Tuesday through the spring and are available for download on iTunes and SoundCloud and for streaming on the A&S humanities page, where text versions of the essays are also posted.

This article also appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.

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