In this episode, host, Derval Barzey, engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Dorraine Duncan, a city planner and the visionary founder behind Island City Lab. Together, they examine the crucial nexus where urban development meets the formidable challenge of climate change in the Caribbean.
As our world grapples with the unsettling reality of climate breakdown, the Caribbean finds itself at the forefront of confronting catastrophic changes. The region faces daunting challenges, including water insecurity stemming from reduced rainfall and extreme heat.
Island City Lab emerges as a beacon of hope and innovation. Not content with merely disseminating crucial information, Island City Lab empowers citizens to actively participate in the urban development process, forging collaborative solutions that promote equity and sustainability.
Island City Lab's commitment extends beyond theory, as they actively implement projects at the community scale. These initiatives encompass innovative solutions for solid waste management and harnessing the power of nature to adapt to the changing climate.
Dorraine Duncan shares her insights on top priorities for fostering climate-resilient urban development in the Caribbean, offering practical steps that can be taken to build cities and towns that are not only more resilient but also sustainable and inclusive. Join us in this insightful conversation and become part of the movement to shape a better future for the Caribbean.
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