Wetland Terrace

Levees and urban space sit where marshes used to thrive. With sea level rise, much of this coastal development will be under water in the next 100 years; traditional flood control methods will not suffice. Students in this group to critically assess the proposed design of a wetland terrace  - commonly knowns as a horizontal levee -- and test the adaptive capacity of this landscape technology to “buy time” while communities adapt to climate change and sea level rise in other creative and more systemic ways.