The effects of climate change and sea-level rise on coastal cities present a new challenge to urban planners, one that inspires the exhibition, Rising Currents, now at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. Read more

 

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The effects of climate change and sea-level rise on coastal cities present a new challenge to urban planners, one that inspires the exhibition, Rising Currents, on view at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art until Oct. 11, 2010. Five teams of architects and landscape designers were asked to envision projects for New York City’s future coastline, where sea levels could rise more than three feet this century. In this proposed plan, Architecture Research Office and dlandstudio’s concept, “New Urban Ground,” transforms Lower Manhattan by creating more waterfront access and a network of walkways that allow people to walk among the marsh and tall grass. (Architecture Research Office and dlandstudio)

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