Salty Urbanism: Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategies for Urban Areas

Jan 19, 2018 by



Project Name

Salty Urbanism: Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategies for Urban Areas

Project Status

Concept Proposal



ARCHITECT

Team

  • Florida Atlantic University
  • University of Southern California





Type

Planning

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Project Description

FROM THE AIA:

Salty Urbanism is a sea-level rise adaptation design framework for urban areas that envisions and quantifies the experiential and ecological outcomes of alternative lifestyles within a future of saturated landscapes. As an integrative design tool, Salty Urbanism accommodates a variety of best management practices to be implemented over time. Tactics and techniques outlined are implemented step-wise and successively across various fronts to establish meaningful conversations among stakeholders as they reimagine and realize a prosperous way forward for the region while adapting to sea level rise and climate disruptions.

2018 INSTITUTE HONOR AWARDS FOR REGIONAL AND URBAN DESIGN JURY:

Roger Schluntz, FAIA (Chair), School of Architecture and Planning, University of Mexico; Lisa Chronister, AIA, City of Oklahoma City Planning Department; Suzanne DiGeronimo, FAIA, DiGeronimo Architects; Tim Griffin, AIA, Minnesota Design Center; and Gerry Tierney, AIA, Perkins+Will.

JURY COMMENTS:

“What a brilliant strategy that shows thought and sophistication. This is a series of toolboxes and frameworks giving each community a myriad of potential responses that could work for them as they work together. The nuanced, organic approach invites the community to really own a solution. These frameworks could be implemented in any community facing the dilemma of sea level rise.”

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