How might sea level rise impact planning for green infrastructure and urban development? Have no illusions. Coastal inundation related to sea level rise has begun. Norfolk, Virginia has vertical rulers in low spots on roads, and Miami Beach is investing hundreds of millions to raise roads that disappear during high tides. Hundreds of other coastal cities are at risk. How do you design a planning strategy for future sea rise?
How do you begin to plan a future for a region in the face of hardened political positions derived from a major disaster? Resource extraction is necessary to support the needs of our rapidly growing population. But what if that very extraction threatens the health and well-being of those living near or downstream of a mining or drilling operation?
These are difficult questions and there are no guarantees. The issues are important and the problems are complex, interdisciplinary, multi-scale, and dynamic. A dynamic geodesign approach can be a useful starting point.
Join Carl Steinitz and direct participants as they explore the ways two very different groups of people went about implementing a geodesign workflow to find a path forward. Two case studies will be presented: The future of the coastal zone of Georgia, USA, and future of the iron mining region in Minas Gerais, Brazil.