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Structures of Coastal Resilience

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Friday, 07 April 2017, 3:00

Friday, April 7, 2017. 3:00 PM.  Structures of Coastal Resilience. Guy Nordenson, Princeton University.  Sponsored by Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES); Rutgers Climate Institute; Rutgers Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Environmental Sciences, and Landscape Architecture; Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Initiative; and Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Event brochure available here. Event flyer pdf here (1.28 MB)


The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in October of 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.


Structures of Coastal Resilience (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. The four universities involved in this collaboration are Princeton University School of Architecture, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Harvard University Graduate School of Design; City College Spitzer School of Architecture; and University of Pennsylvania School of Design.


Location  Alampi Room, Marine and Coastal Science Building, 71 Dudley Road, GH Cook Campus, New Brunswick, NJ.
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