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Webinar: Flood Vulnerability in Eastwick

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Wednesday, 05 February 2020, 4:00

Wednesday, February 5, 2020. 4:00PM. Webinar: Flood Vulnerability in Eastwick. Phillip Orton, Stevens Institute of Technology; Ashley Dicaro, Interface Studio; Christiana Pollack, Princeton Hydro. Sponsored by CCRUN. More information here


Eastwick, a low-lying neighborhood in Southwest Philadelphia, is at risk of both riverine and coastal flooding, a common yet inadequately studied problem for estuary-adjacent communities. Eastwick has a fraught history of urban renewal and broken promises by the city, and now faces an uncertain future due to sea level rise and riverine flooding, exacerbated by Climate Change. There are many studies highlighting environmental and social justice issues and Climate Change vulnerability in Eastwick; this seminar features a few of those studies. Dr. Philip Orton will provide the context for studying compound flooding in a community like Eastwick. Then Ashley DiCaro will discuss the history of planning and policy from the Lower Eastwick Public Land Study. Finally, Christiana Pollack will describe an analysis of the Lower Darby Creek and its flooding impacts on Eastwick.

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