In NextCity, writer Graham Beck features our Rebuild by Design proposal, and, specifically, our design to diversify the Jersey Shore. By creating more opportunities inland—in essence "deepening" the shore—the proposal provides economic, ecological, and social benefits to the community.
"Sea-level rise puts the Jersey Shore, like most of the Eastern Seaboard's coastline, at risk," says principal Jason Hellendrung in the article. "In a three-foot sea-level rise scenario, the barrier islands lose half of their land area."
"We started by accepting the inevitability that the barrier islands will not remain physically the same, so the question became, 'How do you perpetuate the economy and the recreation given the imminent challenge of sea-level rise?'" says principal Gina Ford.
An initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Rebuild by Design is a competition that asks some of the world's most talented design professionals to envision solutions that increase resilience...