Tag Archives: coastal development

New York CitiVision raises awareness of sea-level rise

What would a Friday be without some fatidic architectural renderings? The New York CitiVision competition asked the question “If the future is gone, what past is expecting us?” Continue reading

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King tide a window to future, let’s document it!

King Tide to Raise Sea Level on Atlantic Coast – NYTimes.com. A king tide will be running Wednesday and Thursday because gravitational forces of the sun, the moon and the earth will be lined up in a cue shot of fleeting … Continue reading

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Urbanization and Estuaries – challenge and opportunity

These two very interesting papers came across the wires the other day and, while at face they may not seem all that related, we thought that – taken together – they suggest some exciting synergies for coastal urban environments. A … Continue reading

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Principles of adaptation and resilience for coastal cities

In this interview, World Bank urban specialist Anthony Bigio succinctly outlines three critical areas for North African coastal cities to consider when thinking about climate change adaptation and resilience: Urban Planning – cities are projected to grow rapidly from now … Continue reading

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Coastal erosion abatement? It happened.

An interesting case in Newburyport, MA sees a handful of homes receiving 15% property tax abatements for loss of property and the “environmental stigma” of eroding shorelines. “the evidence reflects that conditions on or reported about severe erosion on Plum … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Beaches Eroding At Alarming Rate | WBUR

We’ve written about the astounding erosion rates around the Cape before, but a quote from a Dennis resident in this WBUR article speaks to the tangible consequences of sea-level rise and interrupted sand transport systems on coastal communities: What this … Continue reading

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FEMA stresses climate change impacts a THIRD time

How many times does a federal agency have to say something before it is taken seriously?  Apparently, three times over multiple decades may not be enough.  Recently, a New York Times article titled “Flood-Prone Land Likely to Increase by 45% … Continue reading

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