A panel discussion organised by the Getty Conservation Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council on the impact of climate change on the built environment. The lecture consists of a panel discussion that focuses on the links between climate change, preservation and future sustainability of historical buildings and modern infrastructure. The lecture also discusses how rise in temperatures, increased weather events, pollution, and frequent catastrophes can impact historical and contemporary infrastructure. The panel discusses two major themes:
Through these themes, the lecture discusses the importance of finding a solution to climate change issues to ensure continued preservation of cultural heritage, history and society.
Students will learn about the impact of climate change and global warming on the historic and modern built environment. Through examples such as termites destroying monumental buildings and homes, they will also learn about the various ways in which climate change directly impacts the natural environment and has indirect consequences on the built environment. Students will further learn the need for development to include sustainability and reuse of materials to preserve existing and future infrastructure.
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|Climate Change & Preserving Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century
|Social Sciences, Humanities, Environmental Sciences
|Topic(s) in Discipline
|Cultural Studies, History, Heritage, Architecture, Built Environment, Urban, Anthropology, Heritage Studies Environment, Culture, Sustainability, Anthropology
|Climate and Society, Climate and the Anthroposphere
|Type of tool
|Video (1 hr 36 mins)
|Getty Conservation Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council