Award: Fulbright Irish Scholar Award
Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Dr Nuala Flood is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research focuses on codesign methods for spatial adaptation to global heating. She holds a BSc in Architecture and BArch from University College Dublin, and PhD in Sustainable Urban Development from Trinity College Dublin. As a Fulbright-EPA Scholar, Nuala will work with the Urban Systems Lab at Parsons School of Design. Her research will explore the pedagogy and practice of spatial design for resilience in the New York City region. This low-lying coastal city is extremely vulnerable to sea level rise, flooding and extreme weather events and it has taken a distinctly spatial and design-based approach in futureproofing itself. This research will seek to learn from the experiences of the associated practitioners and pedagogues, and to make explicit their effective design-based approaches, methods, tactics and tools.