Clippership Wharf, a 478-unit mixed-use redevelopment in Boston whose construction began this year, will elevate the first floors of its buildings 24 feet above the Boston city baseline. A 1,400-foot-long public Harbor Walk will be 14 to 16 feet above sea level. Courtesy Lendlease Development.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma expose the necessity—and limitations—of resilient design and construct...read more
Convincing people to relocate can be a psychological hurdle.
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An array of guidelines and standards coming from all kinds of sources are jockeying for position...read more
Perkins+Will has written the design controls for the redevelopment of a 28-acre surface parking lot in San Francisco into a mixed-use waterfront community called Mission Rock, which would have a mesa running through it to handle sea levels that are projected to rise as high as 66 inches by 2100, compared to 24 inches today. Courtesy Perkins+Will.
Projects like these, where resilience is central to their design and construction, are becoming m...read more
Rendering courtesy of BIG.
The project will safeguard the Lower East Side against severe weather and rising sea levels.
New green infrastructure should be part of rebuild.
Water Street Tampa's 18 buildings are being designed by mulitple architecturual and design firms. The 50-acre, 9-million-sf community is expected to attract 23,000 workers and residents to Tampa's downtown. Image: Strategic Property Partners. CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE IMAGE
Nine architects, three interior designers, and nine contractors are involved in this $3 billion p...read more
Rendering courtesy CTA Architects
The affordable housing complex was hit hard during Hurricane Sandy, leaving residents without ele...read more
New floodplain maps and state code changes loom.
Updates provide guidance on how design and construction pros and emergency managers can work toge...read more
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New approach to resiliency examined in French Polynesia.
Rendering courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
At the heart of Vincent Callebaut Architectures’ eco-neighborhood will be three 100-meter-tall Ve...read more
CallisonRTKL’s Nathan Cherry discusses hurricanes, the San Francisco waterfront, and how we can f...read more
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The building has achieved REDi Gold Rating, resilience-based design guidelines developed by Arup...read more
Image courtesy of Mads-Ulrik Husum.
Growroom’s spherical shape means it can also double as a covered outdoor public space.
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The proposal ‘would essentially rewrite the current 100-year flood standard.’
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The man made hills are the latest attraction to open on the island that has been under developmen...read more
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The move highlights innovative insurance, mortgage, tax, and finance-based strategies.
Water tanks preparing for fracking. Photo: Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons.
Significant risk increases seen in some areas of the U.S.
Flooding in New York City during Hurricane Irene in 2011. Photo: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons.
Continued waterfront development may be regretted later this century.
Construction site near the water in downtown Miami. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.
$400 million flood plan includes new valves, pumps, and raised roadways.
Flooding in Houston in April 2016. Photo: meltedplastic/Creative Commons.
HUD, FEMA, GSA, Army Corps of Engineers make policy changes.
Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Alan PARKER/Creative Commons.
Applies to structures larger than 7,000 sf.
Construction in New York City in 2016. Photo: Basically Biz/Creative Commons.
The coalition released a set of guiding principles to help the building industry adopt resilient...read more
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The program will teach resilient design and decision-making on hazard mitigation, climate adaptat...read more
Flooding in Hoboken, N.J., after Hurricane Sandy in late 2012. New legislation would allow private carriers to offer flood insurance. Image: Jean-Paul Picard/Fund for a Better Waterfront.org
Thanks to new floodplain maps, this market, previously the sole province of a federal program, lo...read more
Flooding in Hartford, Conn., in 2007. Photo: billandkent/Creative Commons.
Expected more frequent severe weather events due to climate change prompts review.
Aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas, in 2008. Photo: Galveston.com/Creative Commons.
After a decade of study, little has been done to improve resiliency.
University of Minnesota College of Design. Photo: Ron Ryan Aviles/Creative Commons.
The Minneapolis offices of the two firms will partner with the University of Minnesota College of...read more
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Addresses sustainability, resiliency, healthy living.