Alizé Carrère

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Alizé Carrère is a doctoral researcher at University of Miami's Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. Her research examines the rise of utopic plans for climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts, particularly proposals by architects and urban planners. Drawing linkages between historical notions of utopia and current transformational adaptation goals, Carrère is working on defining “climatopias”: architectural works that meet social, political and spatial criteria for just, inclusive and resilient urban futures.

Prior to joining UM, Carrère earned both her BA and M.Sc. from McGill University. As an undergraduate she studied Environmental Science, and as a master's student she studied Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). For her master's she spent time in Israel and Palestine, conducting research on groundwater contamination from electronic waste. Carrère is a three-time National Geographic grantee and filmmaker, and has spent the last 6 years working on a film series about local adaptations to environmental change. She brings her social science background and extensive field experience to her filmmaking, with the goal of documenting and elevating the human dimensions of climate change.

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