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Bridging Needs with Research through Action-Oriented Community Design


This Working Group aligns near-term community needs with long-term adaptation strategies to address complex spatial challenges. The gap between community action and scientific consensus is widening, which suggests a fundamental lack of trust. At the intersections of public health, climate change, and economic instability, the group will use case studies, engagement, and community narratives to highlight the convergence of action and design research.

Working Group Leads

Jeff Carney, University of Florida and Ann Yoachim, Tulane University

Working Group Members

Carla Brisotto, University of Florida
Andy Fox, North Carolina State University
David Kay, Cornell University
Steve Luoni, University of Arkansas
John Mathias, Florida State University
Ceara O’Leary, University of Detroit Mercy
David Perkes, Gulf Coast Community Design Center
Gavin Smith, North Carolina State University
Lucia Velotti, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Haorui Wu, Dalhousie University

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