Design Solutions for Future Environmentally-Induced Migrations

November 8, 2018 8:30am - 10am

Learn about and help illustrate possible design-based solutions to human displacements due to future environmental stressors

  • UT - Austin
  • Peter O'Donnell Building (POB) 2.402
  • Web Conference Classroom

Design Solutions for Future Environmentally-Induced Migrations

There will be environmental forces that push people out of their homelands, such as droughts, hurricanes, and/or sea level rise. As a result, it is likely that there will need to be changes in how we design cities.

At least three aspects of future migration that need to be addressed include:

  • 1) preparations for existing inland cities expected to receive a large influx of people displaced by environmental stressors,
  • 2) sustainable designs for existing buildings and communities that will help deal with impending environmental stressors, and
  • 3) artificial constructions that could substitute for the land that is becoming uninhabitable.

The aim of this workshop is to highlight some design-based solutions to future environmentally-induced migrations, both within and across geopolitical borders, and to get the audience to illustrate their own design-based solutions.


Dr. David Trossman is a research associate in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas-Austin, where he improves the realism of computer programs that simulate the ocean and its interactions with other parts of the Earth system.

  • UT - Austin Peter O'Donnell Building (POB) 2.402
  • DAY
  • Thursday, November 8th
  • TIME
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • David Trossman
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  • Free