When you have a rapidly growing child, you don’t buy them a jacket that fits snugly. You opt for something a little larger that they’ll soon grow into. You plan ahead. This “loose-fit strategy” is what climate resilience design is all about—finding something that will protect us today and well into tomorrow.
Infrastructure is built to last for decades — sometimes even a hundred years or more — so what we decide to do today will have a large effect on how things go tomorrow, including how we adapt to or mitigate climate change in the future.” – Mariette diChristina, Dean of the College of Communication at Boston University