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Architecture: Climate Change and the Built Environment: Introduction

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Champaign, IL 61820
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Subjects: Art & Architecture


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About this Guide

Welcome to the Climate Change and the Built Environment Guide! 

The purpose of this guide is to provide information about available library resources like journals, databases, and books related to climate change and the built environment. In the pages within, you'll find selections of relevant materials from the Ricker Library's collections as well as search strategy suggestions for finding more resources on the topic using the University Library's catalog.

If you have any questions or could use further support, please feel free to reach out to us at Ricker! Our email is and you can find us in-person on the second floor of the Architecture building. You can also schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian using our website.

This guide was created by Tacia J. Díaz Fonseca, Senior Library Specialist 2022-2023, continuing the anonymous contributions of previous staff members. 

Land Acknowledgment

We would like to begin our guide by recognizing and acknowledging that we, at the University of Illinois Libraries, are on the lands of the Peoria, Kaskaskia, Piankashaw, Wea, Miami, Mascoutin, Odawa, Sauk, Mesquaki, Kickapoo, Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Chickasaw Nations. These lands were the traditional territory of these Native Nations prior to their forced removal; these lands continue to carry the stories of these Nations and their struggles for survival and identity.

As a land-grant institution, the University of Illinois has a particular responsibility to acknowledge the peoples of these lands, as well as the histories of dispossession that have allowed for the growth of this institution for the past 150 years. We are also obligated to reflect on and actively address these histories and the role that this university has played in shaping them. This acknowledgement and the centering of Native peoples is but a start as we move forward for the next 150 years.

(From the Office of the Chancellor, as recommended by the Native American House) 

As you begin your research, do note that all research, teaching, display, imaging, and circulation of University of Illinois NAGPRA materials and collections without tribal permission is prohibited. Find more detailed information in the NAGPRA procedures.

Fair Use Guidelines

Materials accessed in this guide are provided for personal and/or scholarly use.  Users are responsible for obtaining any copyright permissions that may be required for their own further uses of that material.  For more information about fair use please refer to the College Art Association Code of Best Practices in Fair Use in the Visual Arts.