Billy Fleming - Climate, Design, and the Green New Deal

Billy Fleming, the Wilks Family Director for the Ian L. McHarg Center at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, presented "Climate, Design, and the Green New Deal," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, at The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. This presentation was part of the Pryor Center Presents 2019-20 lecture series.

Fleming's work is focused on the intersection of science, politics and design as they pertain to climate change. His recent research has focused on the use of nature-based strategies in climate adaptation planning along the American Coast.

Fleming says the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns us that to avoid catastrophe, human societies have 12 years to wholly transform the way we consume food, energy, water and land, making changes on a scale for which there is no documented historic precedent.

Fleming says the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns us that to avoid catastrophe, human societies have 12 years to wholly transform the way we consume food, energy, water and land, making changes on a scale for which there is no documented historic precedent. 

Fleming earned a Master of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arkansas, where he served as student government president for the state's lone research university. He was a 2011 University Olmsted Scholar. Fleming earned his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from PennDesign in 2017.

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