MIT Proposes “New Meadowlands” Plan to Protect New Jersey and New York from Future Storms

April 9, 2014 by  
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How would some of the nation’s smartest minds approach the Eastern seaboard’s increasingly dire problem of rising tides and storms? A team led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently submitted their proposed solution to the Rebuild By Design competition. Called “New Meadowlands,” the plan centers on utilizing existing marshlands in New Jersey and New York to protect vulnerable areas from future superstorms. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bjarke Ingels Group , breams , Department of Housing and Urban Development , green space , HR&A , Hurricane Sandy , hurricane sandy rebuilding task force , marshland , massachusetts institute of technology , meadowband , MIT , New Meadowlands , new meadowpark , OLIN , oma , Parkland , penndesign , Rebuild by Design , rebuild by design competition , resiliency , sasaki , SCAPE , soft infrastructure , Urbanisten , west8 , WXY Architecture , Zones Urbaines Sensibles , ZUS

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How ‘Soft Infrastructure,’ Like Wetlands and Green Roofs, Could Help Protect NYC from Future Storms

August 26, 2013 by  
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As the climate changes and sea levels rise, cities that were previously thought to be relatively safe are looking more and more vulnerable — just ask anyone in New York who lived through Hurricane Sandy. Last year, a group of architecture firms united to tackle these issues with innovative green design. Instead of calling for the installation of giant Rotterdam-style floodgates , the designers called for more ” soft infrastructure ,” which involves using natural resources like coastal marshlands and building more sustainable infrastructure like green roofs. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ARO , artificial wetlands , dlandstudio , hurricane irene , Hurricane Sandy , lower Manhattan , ltl architects , Matthew Baird Architects , nArchitects , resilience , resiliency , resilient design , rising currents , SCAPE , soft infrastructure , wetlands , YC        

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Louisiana Flood Board Sues 97 Oil and Gas Companies Over Damage to Coastal Wetlands

July 31, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Louisiana has seen its fair share of flooding and hurricane damage due to the loss of its wetlands, and now the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East is suing 97 oil and gas companies for the destruction of these ecosystems. The marshes act as a buffer between the ocean and land, and since the 1930′s Louisiana has lost wetland areas the size of Delaware, and degradation is continuing on the scale of a football field’s worth of wetlands every hour . On July 24, the board decided to seek reparations in order to help maintain the levee systems that needed to be erected in order to replace the natural function of the wetlands. Read the rest of Louisiana Flood Board Sues 97 Oil and Gas Companies Over Damage to Coastal Wetlands Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental destruction , gas companies , gulf of mexico , louisiana , louisiana flood board , marshland , natural flood defenses , oil companies , soft infrastructure , wetland degredation , wetlands        

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Sealander: A Compact Caravan that Doubles as a Small Boat

July 31, 2013 by  
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