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Title:Urban archipelago for climate change adaptation: the next phase of landmaking in Boston
Author(s):Sui, Xinyue
Contributor(s):Hays, David Lyle; Emmerling-DiNovo, Carol
Department / Program:Landscape Architecture
Discipline:Landscape Architecture
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Urban Archipelago
Rising Sea Level
Climate Change Adaptation
Design Strategies
Abstract:Coastal cities all over the world are threatened by sea level rise caused by global climate change. Boston is one of them that desires to seek innovative sea level rise adaptation strategies. This thesis provides a new, operational strategy that changes the relationship between water and the city, extending the legacy of Boston’s own landfill history while effecting and representing Boston’s contemporary needs and characteristics. By adapting theoretical strategies and precedents, as applied to Boston’s historic and existing urban context, this proposal recommends a site-specific combination of landform cutting, filling and connecting strategies to South Boston Waterfront as a test site. Through these strategies, South Boston Waterfront would become a new urban archipelago that adapts with further incremental sea level rise and provides a vibrant and high-performance waterfront infrastructure and environment.
Issue Date:2015-04-30
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 Xinyue Sui
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-07-22
Date Deposited:May 2015

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