Cities Under Climate Threat: Venice - Philadelphia

Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 4:00pm - Friday, August 18, 2023 - 4:00pm

Explore Solutions to Better the World Before it's too Late

The exhibit "Cities under Climate Threat: Venice – Philadelphia" explores solutions for tomorrow's most pressing problems, such as urbanization, public health, environment, and climate change. The collaboration between the Institute for Smart and Healthy Cities at Thomas Jefferson University and the Università Iuav di Venezia is conceived as an aggregator and facilitator of transdisciplinary research and education across multiple disciplines.

The impacts of climate change, driven by increasing extreme temperature, sea-level rise, and heavy precipitations, interact and play an essential role in the socio-economic and population health and the well-being of the citizens, especially in coastal cities like Venice and Philadelphia.

The exhibit will showcase speculative projects from both cities from a multi-institutional and international research consortium and connect the domains of Population Health and Medicine, Architecture and Urban Planning, and Climate Change. The interdisciplinary projects displayed aim to shape the concept of the resilient city, triggering an opportunity for experimentation and dissemination.

The exhibit shows large physical models from Venice and Philadelphia showcasing speculative urban redevelopment projects and predicted environmental changes to the year 2050. Emergent digital techniques indicate the interrelationship between climate, urbanization, population health, and other indicators. 


History and Preservation
International Relations
Science and Technology