Podcast: The Fundamentals (And Ethics) Of Architecture and Climate Adaptation
In episode 187 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dena Prastos, founder and CEO of the architectural firm Indigo River. In this episode, we learn the fundamentals of architecture and climate adaptation. Dena and Doug discuss the crucial role architects play in advocating for sustainable and resilient design practices that emphasize climate change risks. We discuss Indigo River's focus on waterfront projects in flood-prone areas and their incorporation of resilience and adaptation into designs, especially in the New York region. Dena also addresses the ethical dilemmas of designing for climate change. She shares the role of governing bodies in architecture and how they can help bring adaptation into this sector. This was a fascinating discussion: how does one behave as an ethical architect in the age of climate change?