Raising Ground in Norfolk
This project visualizes future settlement on the coast not on a continuous ‘front’ between land and sea, but in a series of discrete ‘fingers of high ground’ . The result is a coast that is more fractured, cumulative and diverse than it is continuous, linear, and absolute.
Atlantic City’s Amphibious Suburb
The Princeton design team proposal considers the vital relationship between city and ocean. It suggests that a combination of natural, structural, and urban features could yield a broad range of rich scenarios at the city’s edge.
Protecting Jamaica Bay Communities
The City College of New York team approaches Jamaica Bay as an interconnected hydrologic and ecologic urban system, proposing holistic set of strategies for supporting coastal resiliency along the Rockaway Peninsula, in the central marsh islands, and at the tributary inlets at the Bay’s interior perimeter.
Coastal Forests for Narragansett Bay
Storm surge and upland flooding in the Narragansett watershed pose a considerable risk to coastal towns along the Bay. The Harvard GSD team proposes a combination of vegetation with precisely located hardened coastal structures to add to the life span of traditional coastal structures, limit coastal erosion, and provide habitat and recreational space.