Structures of Coastal Resilience

Structures of Coastal Resilience

Coastal resilience necessitates not only new infrastructural strategies but also a fundamental transformation in understanding how cities might relate to the water around them. Sea level rise and storm surge may be interpreted not as ...

Author: Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610918589

Category: Architecture

Page: 259

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Structures of Coastal Resilience presents new strategies for creative and collaborative approaches to coastal planning for climate change. In the face of sea level rise and an increased risk of flooding from storm surge, we must become less dependent on traditional approaches to flood control that have relied on levees, sea walls, and other forms of hard infrastructure. Instead, authors Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, Guy Nordenson, and Julia Chapman reimagine how coastal planning might better serve communities grappling with a future of uncertain environmental change. They offer inspiring insights into new approaches to design, engineering, and planning, envisioning an ecological approach to developing adaptive and resilient futures for coastal areas.
Categories: Architecture

Epigenetic Landscapes

Epigenetic Landscapes

Structures of Coastal Resilience website, July 17. http://structuresofcoastalresilience.org, accessed June 19, 2015. ______, eds., 2014b. Design in the Terrain of Water, Philadelphia: Applied Research & Design Publishing. ______. 2014c.

Author: Susan Merrill Squier

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822372608

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Devised in the 1940s by the biologist C. H. Waddington, the epigenetic landscape is a metaphor for how gene regulation modulates cellular development. As a scientific model, it fell out of use in the late 1960s but returned at the beginning of the twenty-first century with the advent of big-data genomic research because of its utility among scientists across the life sciences to think more creatively about and to discuss genetics. In Epigenetic Landscapes Susan Merrill Squier follows the model’s cultural trail, from its first visualization by the artist John Piper to its use beyond science. Squier examines three cases in which the metaphor has been imaginatively deployed to illustrate complex systems that link scientific and cultural practices: graphic medicine, landscape architecture, and bioArt. Challenging reductive understandings of epigenetics, Squier boldly reclaims the broader significance of the epigenetic landscape as a figure at the nexus of art, design, and science.
Categories: Science

Structures of Coastal Resilience

Structures of Coastal Resilience

A report put together by the organization Structures of Coastal Resilience, made up of researchers, engineers and architects from Princeton University, Harvard University, City College of New York, and University of Pennsylvania, in ...

Author: Guy Nordenson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1047961211

Category: Coastal zone management

Page: 188

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A report put together by the organization Structures of Coastal Resilience, made up of researchers, engineers and architects from Princeton University, Harvard University, City College of New York, and University of Pennsylvania, in February 2014. The study, which details a study and proposal for resilient designs for urban environments on the North Atlantic coast of the United States, started as Phase 1 in October 2013. In this report of the Phase 1 of the study, the cities discussed include four urban coastal areas: Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, Jamaica Bay, New York, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Norfolk and Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Categories: Coastal zone management

Sustainable Coastal Design and Planning

Sustainable Coastal Design and Planning

Though often entrenched in bureaucratic processes, the United States Army Corps of Engineers has been influenced by the collaborative work of the Structures of Coastal Resilience research engine. The possibilities of a paradigmatic ...

Author: Elizabeth Mossop

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429856570

Category: Nature

Page: 450

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As different parts of the globe deal with the challenges of coastal settlements in the Anthropcene landscape of increasing uncertainty, the methods of design offer new strategies for developing and testing solutions. These complex problems require collaboration across disciplines, with scientists, planners, engineers, designers, and others able to work together in finding new ways of living in coastal and changing landscapes. Sustainable Coastal Design and Planning is an outstanding collection of essays by leading practitioners and academics from across the globe on design and planning for coastal resilience in the face of climate change. It thoroughly explores the questions of coastal change at different scales and provides international case studies that illustrate diverse strategies in different geographies and cultures. Taken as a whole, they canvas a broad palette of approaches and techniques for engaging these complex problems. Divided in two parts, this book focuses on how to develop solutions through multidisciplinary design thinking and informs all stakeholders on specific methods and practices that will be needed to work effectively in this dynamic space.
Categories: Nature

Evolution of Coastal Structures

Evolution of Coastal Structures

The Structures of Coastal Resilience (SCR) Jamaica Bay Pamphlet Library 14: Evolution of Coastal Structures is one of a series of sixteen pamphlets investigating nature and culture at Jamaica Bay.

Author: Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

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ISBN: 1942900147

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Planning for Coastal Resilience

Planning for Coastal Resilience

Charleston,. South. Carolina: Large-Scale. Coastal. Redevelopment. with. Resilience. and. Sustainability ... Many of the existing structures on the naval base will be adaptively reused, providing some five to seven thousand dwelling ...

Author: Timothy Beatley

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610911423

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and magnitude of coastal storms around the globe, and the anticipated rise of sea levels will have enormous impact on fragile and vulnerable coastal regions. In the U.S., more than 50% of the population inhabits coastal areas. In Planning for Coastal Resilience, Tim Beatley argues that, in the face of such threats, all future coastal planning and management must reflect a commitment to the concept of resilience. In this timely book, he writes that coastal resilience must become the primary design and planning principle to guide all future development and all future infrastructure decisions. Resilience, Beatley explains, is a profoundly new way of viewing coastal infrastructure—an approach that values smaller, decentralized kinds of energy, water, and transport more suited to the serious physical conditions coastal communities will likely face. Implicit in the notion is an emphasis on taking steps to build adaptive capacity, to be ready ahead of a crisis or disaster. It is anticipatory, conscious, and intentional in its outlook. After defining and explaining coastal resilience, Beatley focuses on what it means in practice. Resilience goes beyond reactive steps to prevent or handle a disaster. It takes a holistic approach to what makes a community resilient, including such factors as social capital and sense of place. Beatley provides case studies of five U.S. coastal communities, and “resilience profiles” of six North American communities, to suggest best practices and to propose guidelines for increasing resilience in threatened communities.
Categories: Architecture

Climate Change Adaptation in North America

Climate Change Adaptation in North America

Fostering Resilience and the Regional Capacity to Adapt Walter Leal Filho, Jesse M. Keenan ... Acknowledgements This project was originally developed as part of SCR: Structures of Coastal Resilience, with support from the Rockefeller ...

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319537429

Category: Science

Page: 354

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This edited book responds to the need for a better understanding of how climate change affects North America and for the identification of processes, methods and tools that may help countries and communities to develop a more robust adaptive capacity. It showcases successful examples of how to manage the social, economic and environmental complexities posed by climate change. The book attempts to synthesize various branches of resilience and adaptation scholarship into a cohesive text that highlights field research and best practices that are shaping policy and practice in a wide geography from the coastal conditions of the Caribbean to the thawing landscape of the Arctic Circle.
Categories: Science

Coastal Change Ocean Conservation and Resilient Communities

Coastal Change  Ocean Conservation and Resilient Communities

... 58, 59, 69, 77 R Reach strategies, 30 100-1000 Restore Coastal Alabama, 139, 140 Recruitment, 121 Reef structure, 133–135 Regional Framework for Coastal Resilience, 149 Resilient, 156, 157 Resilient city structures, 163 Retreat, v, ...

Author: Marcha Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319419145

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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This collection of essays and design case studies explores a range of ideas and best practices for adapting to dynamic waterfront conditions while incorporating nature conservation in urbanized coastal areas. The editors have curated a selection of works contributed by leading practitioners in the fields of coastal science, community resilience, habitat restoration, sustainable landscape architecture and floodplain management. By highlighting ocean-friendly innovations and strategies being applied in coastal cities today, this book illustrates ways to cohabit with many other species who share the waterfront with us, feed in salt marshes, bury their eggs on sandy beaches, fly south over cities along the Atlantic Flyway, or attach themselves to an oyster reef. This book responds to the need for inventive, practical, and straightforward ways to weather a changing climate while being responsible shoreline stewards.
Categories: Nature

A New Coast

A New Coast

See Engineered coastal protection structures coastal resilience grants, 294–296 Coastal Resilience Program, 308 Coastal Resilience website, 74 Coastal Resiliency Master Plan (Texas), 187 Coastal Resources Commission of North Carolina, ...

Author: Jeffrey Peterson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781642830125

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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More severe storms and rising seas will inexorably push the American coastline inland with profound impact on communities, infrastructure, and natural systems. In A New Coast, Jeffrey Peterson presents the science behind predictions for coastal impacts and explains how current policies fall short of what's needed to prepare for these changes. He outlines a framework of bold, new national policies and funding to support local and state governments. Peterson calls for engagement of citizens, the private sector, as well as local and national leaders in a "campaign for a new coast." This is a forward-looking volume offering new insights for policymakers, planners, business leaders preparing for the changes coming to America's coast.
Categories: Political Science

SeaCities

SeaCities

In addition, it provides the prospect to reflect on the neighbourhood's components and their adoption for facilitating the introduction of structures of coastal resilience at the urban scale. This approach draws inspiration from a ...

Author: Joerg Baumeister

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811587481

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This book presents and discusses a strategy which includes four approaches to dealing with the risk of sea-level rise and other water hazards. It also offers opportunities for cities to explore urban extensions such as marine estates, aquatic food production systems, new sea related industries, maritime transport developments, new oceanic tourist attractions, and the designation of additional coastal ecological zones. The urban interface between Sea and Cities generates, therefore, both burning issues and valuable opportunities and raises the question of whether it is possible to solve the former by exploiting the latter?
Categories: Political Science