Installation view of the Yangtze River Delta Project (Photo courtesy of Lydia Xynogala)
Architectural Record and Princeton University have published roundups of the Princeton-Fung Global Forum, a three day forum in Shanghai featuring conversations, case studies, and presentations focused on “The Future of the City”. Both publications highlighted the design proposals showcased in the “Resilient Cities” exhibition including the Yangtze River Delta Project, a collaborative research initiative to develop resilient and adaptive urban landscapes for coastal cities in a changing climate. More photos of the exhibition after the break.
Please join us in Scottsdale AZ for the Winter Meeting of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering USA Group, where Brett Schneider of GNA will share with the group a case study on long span timber and architecturally exposed concrete structure at the soon to be completed Kimbell Art Museum Expansion.
Saturday 02 March 2013, 8AM
USA Group of IABSE Winter Meeting
Launching today in Shanghai as part of the Princeton-Fung Global Forum is “The Resilient City”, an architecture and engineering exhibition showcasing diverse projects that address 21st-century questions of resilience. Our project presents soft infrastructure strategies that respond to sea level rise and increased vulnerability to flooding and storm surge for three unique regional sites: the New York-New Jersey Upper Bay, the Mississippi River Delta, and Shanghai’s Yangtze River Delta.
Our collaborative research initiative On the Water | Palisade Bay created the framework for developing resilient and adaptive urban landscapes for coastal cities in a changing climate. Here we investigate soft infrastructure solutions for the New York-New Jersey Upper Bay by developing interconnected infrastructures and landscapes which rethink the thresholds of water, land, and city. Princeton-Fung Global Forum
Our Yangtze River Delta Project is a low-tech but large-scale intervention of earthen berms which serve to reduce damage from storm surge by attenuating wave energy, slowing wave velocity, and temporarily capturing floodwaters, allowing the waters to be absorbed and recede in a controlled manner. Princeton-Fung Global Forum
Please join us at the University of Tokyo for a joint lecture by Guy Nordenson and Mutsuro Sasaki.
Thursday 24 January 2013, 6.30pm
The University of Tokyo, Department of Architecture
Engineering Building 1, 15th Lecture Room
As we evaluate the effects of Sandy’s reach and what it means for our region and the future, we are happy to see that some of the proposals from our 2010 research On the Water: Palisade Bay and from the MoMA Exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront have entered the popular debate:
Tim Lister of CNN writes “Experts Warn of Superstorm Era to Come”, while Justin Davidson of New York Magazine considers “New York’s Wet Future: How the City Could Live with the Sea Rather Than Fighting It”, and Alan Feuer of The New York Times investigates some possible solutions for “Protecting the City, Before Next Time”.