AFTER#SANDY_ON THE WATER’S EDGE. REGENERATING NEW YORK’S WATERFRONT
2013_INTERNATIONAL_SUMMER_WORKSHOP NEW YORK _ JULY 9-30
In order to address the neighbors needs after Sandy, the Pratt Institute’s Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development has developed an Institute in Disaster and Resiliency Planning and Design, a suite of activities, studios and workshops to be initiated in the summer of 2013, called the “Recovery, Adaptation, and Mitigation Programs [RAMP]”.
As a part of [RAMP], A#S cooperated with the Institute facing the threat and impacts of climate change. Students worked together to turn risks into opportunities, addressing the challenge to create neighborhoods and cities more livable, friendly and resistant to adversity.
A#S aimed to reinvent and anticipate a city that takes into account the future effects that climate change will generate. In the proposed case study, the challenge was to rethink the water’s edge and the adjacent ‘urban thickness’ against possible sea level rises and extreme weather events resulting from climate change.
Therefore, A#S wanted to be a platform to discuss ideas and projects for the solution of the relevant urban problems of the Red Hook Community. A#S wanted to generate a wide range of solutions for which students will explore their own sensibilities while facing complex problems specific to waterfronts.
A#S invited students to think about the urban project in a productive industrial areas and its compatibility with residential tissues.
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