Design Guidelines

Climate resilience and design

By climate resilience, we are referring to Agonda’s ability to respond to the climatic changes and extreme weather events that are becoming more frequent worldwide.

Climate Resilience

Climate affects every aspect of life in Agonda, and directly shapes its architecture and design. In the following sections, potential design solutions that can increase Agonda’s ability to respond to these climatic changes. are described in detail.

There are a number of climate change impacts that could potentially effect Agonda, including more extreme and variable temperatures and extreme weather events, more intense flooding during the monsoon season, and erosion of coastal areas as storms result in stronger waves. It is important to prepare for the changes because climate-related events have implications for agriculture, fisheries, health and local tourism.

Impact on Agonda

Although Agonda already successfully responds to its climate in many ways, it is important to note that climate change ensures that these impacts will because more extreme and unpredictable in the coming years.

As flooding events become more frequent and extreme, potential impacts include damage to agriculture and agricultural lands, infrastructure, and property. In addition, public health impacts can result as people come into contact with floodwaters. Water and food security are directly related to temperature and precipitation. Changing weather patterns make temperature and precipitation more variable and can compromise Agonda’s water and food supply. These changing weather patterns can cause increased beach erosion with changing wind and ocean currents.

The Design Section contains potential design solutions that may act as buffers in protecting Agonda from climate change impacts.

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