An editorial series exploring the ways that design can help prevent, mitigate and recover from natural hazards as climate change makes extreme weather events increasingly common.
After extreme floods put a third of Pakistan under water in 2022, architect Yasmeen Lari vowed to build one million flood-resilient homes. For our Designing for Disaster series, her foundation reveals it is a third of the way towards that target. More
The increasing need to protect cities from environmental hazards is a chance to transform communities for the better, says Rebuild By Design managing director Amy Chester in this interview for our Designing for Disaster series. More
The coordinator of the mammoth Great Green Wall project to heal land in Africa's Sahel region, Elvis Paul Tangem, calls for help from landscape architects in this interview conducted as part of Dezeen's Designing for Disaster series. More
Emergency planner Lucy Easthope explains why she gets "chills at the back of the neck" when hearing that architects are working pro bono on disaster recovery in this interview conducted as part of Dezeen's Designing for Disaster series. More
Increasingly prevalent disasters mean collaboration and humility in architecture are more important than ever says Mehmet Kalyoncu, the architect coordinating efforts to rebuild following the Turkey-Syria earthquake. More
Wildfires can be detected before they spread or even before they start using a new satellite-enabled sensor system created by a group of Turkish recent design graduates and spotlighted by Dezeen as part of our Designing for Disaster series. More
Continuing our Designing for Disaster series, we spotlight Climate Safe Rooms, an initiative that insulates one room in a home as a cost-effective way of preparing low-income homes in Australia for extreme heat. More