“Vanessa Keith’s book is less about “can design save us” and more about how the tools we need to save ourselves are out there.”
2100: A Dystopian Utopia — The City After Climate Change was reviewed in Landscape Architecture Magazine in a piece by Zach Mortice that also includes an interview with Vanessa Keith on some of the innovative thinking and key ideas behind the book.
“Keith’s book tears down disciplinary divisions and assumed divisions between the natural and the urban. It reaffirms the omnipresent need in the climate change era for all infrastructure to serve multiple functions. All the technology she mentions either exists or is being researched. For decades now, ecologists and environmental designers have been reminding the world that humans must find ways to live more in concert with nature’s design. But in 2100, we’re forced to pound ourselves out on the climate change anvil of our own design. Keith talked with LAM about what these hammer strokes might look like.”