Future-proofing for Climate Change

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Predicted 2080 future summer climate
24 October 2012
Sofie Pelsmakers
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Our climate is changing. As designers and planners of buildings and cities we have a duty to take climate change impacts into account. Doing so will help protect human life and comfort and conserve limited available resources and biodiversity. But how can we ‘future-proof’ our built environment, particularly when it is impossible to precisely predict future changes? Sofie Pelsmakers sets out some practical and robust design solutions and practices which should be practised today for a sustainable tomorrow.

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