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RURALISM: Climate Conscious Living Beyond The Urban

Our project aims to mitigate the impacts of climate change by creating a scalable and sustainable model of rural living. With a predicted 1.5°C rise in global temperature by 2040, many areas of the world will become uninhabitable. In order to mitigate and adapt to climate change, we should:

  1. Promote the growth and use of local sustainable materials
  2. Design dense rural communities with resilient low carbon architecture
  3. Establish a sufficiency mindset and circular economy with integrated waste-streams

In Japan, climate change has resulted in intense weather events that cause damage to people’s well-being, infrastructure, and the economy. We are proposing to implement this model in Kamikatsu, Japan, by calibrating to the nuances of local conditions and stakeholders. The new settlement will slowly revive the town’s forest industry, promoting the growth of native forests, and restore biodiversity to increase carbon sinks for a more sustainable future.