INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on How to Embrace Rising Sea Levels

July 23, 2014 by  
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Sea levels are rising , floods are prevalent, and cities are at greater risk than ever due to climate change . Now that we’ve accepted these facts, it’s time to design and build more resilient structures. Koen Olthuis , one of the most forward-thinking and innovative architects out there, has a solution for rising sea levels. His solution: Embrace the water by incorporating it into our cities; creating resilient buildings and infrastructure that can handle extreme flooding, heavy rains, and higher water. Olthuis and his team at Waterstudio.nl have been showing coastal communities the benefits of building on the water. With countries like the Maldives and Kiribati having to build oceanside or move in order to escape rising sea levels, New York learning to battle storm surges, and Jakarta dealing with massive flooding, embracing water may be our only option for survival. We chatted with Olthuis about how coastal cities can become more resilient in the face of change—read on for our interview! Read the rest of INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on How to Embrace Rising Sea Levels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , calcutta , city apps , Climate Change , coastal cities , design for disaster , dikes , eco design , extreme flooding , floating architecture , floating buildings , floating cities , floating countries , flood-proof design , flooding , global warming , green architecture , Green Building , green design , holland , inhabitat interview , jakarta , kiribati , Koen Olthius , koen olthuis , koen olthuis interview , Maldives , Miami , New York. , rising sea levels , sea level rise , storm surge , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , Urban design , water issues , Waterstudio , Waterstudio.nl

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Win $50,000 for a Dream Expedition from National Geographic

July 23, 2014 by  
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Brought to you by National Geographic Whether you prefer to explore in the outback or under a microscope, National Geographic is looking for the next generation of explorers in any field to submit their dream project for “ Expedition Granted ,” where one person’s proposed expedition will be fueled by $50,000 . Check out this video featuring Brain Games host Jason Silva, who shows you how to submit your big idea at expeditiongranted.com . Whether your goal is to secure a future for captive wildlife or bring music lessons to those who can’t afford them, National Geographic and their incredible advisory council want to see your vision – enter today ! ENTER YOUR DREAM EXPEDITION > Read the rest of Win $50,000 for a Dream Expedition from National Geographic Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental activism , expedition grant , Expedition Granted , green design competition , Jason Silva , National Geographic , national geographic competition , Travel , travel competition , travel prize , Video

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Why businesses are in danger by missing the climate cuts window

January 16, 2013 by  
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Is it too late to prepare for climate change? That time is coming soon, WWF says.

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San Francisco taps open data for city apps

January 16, 2013 by  
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A project to unleash city agency data has sparked the creation of dozens of new apps, from maps to discover green spaces to sensors tracking bike and pedestrian traffic

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