Date: 02/03/2016 - 04/02/2016
Time: All Day
The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 has highlighted the vulnerability of urban coastal areas to the effects of catastrophic storms and climate change. Coastal communities must adapt planning strategies to mitigate the risk posed by these natural hazards.
Structures of Coastal Resilience (SCR) matches the latest science with urban and landscape design to propose actionable solutions for buffering against storms. SCR is a Rockefeller Foundation-supported project dedicated to studying and proposing resilient designs for urban coastal environments in the North Atlantic region. SCR brings together a distinguished group of engineers, scientists, architects, landscape architects, and scholars to generate in-depth and informed proposals for four sites on the North Atlantic: Narragansett Bay RI, Jamaica Bay NY, Atlantic City NJ, and Norfolk VA. These areas feature ongoing projects by the US Army Corps of Engineers, demonstrate socioeconomic vulnerability, and are highly prone to flooding.
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