'Hazard + Hope' is being created to inform and inspire
adaptation and resilience to a changing climate.
Throughout this initiative we'll be discussing the causes and consequences of different hazards, but rather than focusing solely on the doom, gloom and negative conditions that can ensue, we're highlighting a range of spatial, social, environmental & economic strategies that can help us to mitigate/adapt and prevent further and future vulnerability.
Within 'Hazard and Hope', principles, processes and strategies for climate adaptation are discussed at a variety of scales (e.g. catchment, community, street and building). This diverse approach helps to more clearly convey a range of types of adaptation and highlight to different stakeholders how and where they can intervene to make a positive change.
The Environmental Design Studio
Hazard and Hope™ is being created and run by The Environmental Design Studio (TEDS). TEDS is an award winning social venture, that has been setup to inform and inspire adaptation and resilience to a changing climate for the benefit of those exposed or vulnerable to climate related issues. TEDS work internationally on projects at a range of scales and are driven by the challenge of designing for adaptation to a changing climate. TEDS areas of expertise include strategies for resilience to; Flooding, Heat Waves, Extreme Cold, Drought, Wild Fires,
Energy Shortages and Earthquakes.These activities are facilitated and undertaken through design, research and training initiatives.
The Hazard and Hope™ series is being curated and part presented by Ed Barsley (Founder / Director of TEDS). He is a specialist in environmental design in architecture, with a particular interest in developing strategies to improve the resilience of communities and the built environment. In 2020 his RIBA book ‘Retrofitting for Flood Resilience: A Guide to Building and Community Design’ was released and in 2021ran the RIBA’s nationwide core CPD lecture series on flooding, with the seminar ‘The Fundamentals of Flood Resilient Design’. Ed has been involved with a number of Research Council-funded studies, including the PhD he has been working on at the University of Cambridge on flood-resilient architecture and the communication of risk.