Design For A Sustainable Future, Today: Alex Steffen & Mitchell Joachim
Joachim agrees that despite the vast amount of foresight and research we currently have on the impact of climate change, we often don't employ it. He admits that "There are moments in history when confronted with a big crisis that we do create big change." Unfortunately, we are more reactive in our urban planning. Steffen says that a major reason for this is that we assume the predictions scientists make depict the "worst-case scenario." In reality, the two speakers say that we can no longer afford to do the bare minimum. In their forward-thinking talks, Joachim and Steffen discuss what we can do right now to ensure a prosperous future. Change takes time, so we should start putting the wheels of change in motion today.