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Category Archives: climate change

How is Virginia responding to the potential for climate change?

Given the impressive presentations from London, Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Beijing at the Adaptive Infrastructure Symposium,  how is the United States preparing for climate change?  Does Virginia, with barrier islands and the long coastline of the Chesapeake Bay, have a coordinated plan to cope with sea-level rise and storm surges? Here is a very quick investigation [...]

Adaptive Infrastructure: Friday to Saturday

continued coverage of the Adaptive Infrastructure Symposium at the University of Virginia Martin Prominski, Chair of Landscape Architecture at Leibniz University Professor Prominski is making analytic studies as part of a “Topographical Atlas“ of European cities and rivers. He will include case studies of rivers (such as the Isar in Munich, the Birs in Basil, the [...]

Adaptive Infrastructure: Thursday to Friday

coverage of the Adaptive Infrastructure Symposium at the University of Virginia  October 8-10   2009 I have just attended a powerful symposium:  full of hope along with interestingly dire warnings.  “Adaptive Infrastructure” was organized by Kristina Hill, Program Director of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia.  She located the best and most innovative urban [...]