The winning proposal from Buro Happold combines establishing climate solutions, while involving the communities in effect. Buro Happold has had a lot of experience nationally, and plans to use those national connections and perspectives when working with the local climate action groups in Tucson.
“These foundational partnerships will incorporate the essential experience of local groups and organizations, including the Living Streets Alliance and the Drachman Institute, the community-based research and outreach arm of the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture,” says Chris Rhie in the release, associate principal with Buro Happold who has led many climate action plans nationally. “Buro Happold will work in collaboration with each of these groups, making sure to center historically underrepresented voices in the work.“
“In the last year alone, we have taken concrete steps to achieve the goals outlined in our Climate Emergency Declaration, including making sure our buildings are EV-ready, adding electric buses to our transit fleet, and planting thousands of trees,” said Tucson Mayor Regina Romero in the release. “Building off this work, we have brought onboard Buro Happold to help shape our Climate Action Plan and create a more livable, vibrant and healthy Tucson.”