Rising Currents: Projects for the New Waterfront

Rising Currents: Projects for the New Waterfront : Projects for New York's Waterfront

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In the fall of 2009, The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 selected five interdisciplinary teams of architects, engineers and landscape designers to propose solutions to the effects of climate change on New York's waterfront. The resulting proposals, exhibited at MoMA in 2010 in the exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront, emphasize "soft" infrastructure interventions that would make New York City and its surrounding areas more ecologically sound and more resilient in responding to rising sea levels and storm surges. These innovative projects include the creation of salt- and freshwater wetlands, a Venice-like aqueous landscape, habitable piers and man-made islands, and a protective reef of living oysters. Published to document the exhibition, Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront presents these five projects in detail through essays that summarize the innovative workshop and exhibition, the dialogues they engendered with outside experts and political figures involved in regional planning, and the climate change and urban planning implications of the proposed solutions.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 204 x 254 x 12mm | 498.95g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 106 colour illustrations
  • 0870708074
  • 9780870708077
  • 966,063

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Is the book's claim to be a source of material for cities with flooding problems everywhere valid? Yes, since the ideas and concepts are transferable even if the specific combination of measures adopted for each case test area is unlikely to be represented in exactly the same configuration. Although it will not provide the technical know-how to put design into practice, this book will inspire designers to be transformative in their thinking.--Jessica Lamond "Landscape Architecture Magazine "
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