New SEI Grant to Study Climate Change Displacement

Dr Aaron Opdyke and Dr Susan Banki were awarded funding from the Sydney Environment Institute through its Collaborative Grants to study how climate change impacts the design of settlements and institutions coping with displacement.

Project Summary

The speed and intensity of climate change is poised to reshape the landscape of displacement contexts in the Global South. As governments and organisations develop places of refuge, climate change is placing new pressures on both temporary and permanent settlements as well as disrupting conventions of whether proximity to home environments matter. This project will explore how the complicating factor of climate change influences the design of places of refuge and the societal institutions therein that are altered by complex displacement.