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In episode 82 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Signe Nielsen, a landscape architect based in New York City. Signe has been working on projects in NYC for decades and we discuss how climate change adaptation is being addressed in the city. We discuss the impact of Superstorm Sandy and the challenges of keeping people safe and ensuring the people of New York are not cut off from the coasts by rising seas and rising sea walls. We also talk about managed retreat, rethinking ecological systems, the new ethics of climate change for landscape architects and much, much more!

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Topics covered:

  • The 3 basic principles for designing for the future.
  • The long term impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York’s infrastructure and psyche.
  • What sea level rise means for a landscape architect.
  • Pondering NYC’s future with sea walls surrounding the city.
  • The role of the city’s Public Design Commission in dealing with climate change.
  • How to navigate the climate change adaptation bureaucracy in NYC.
  • The history of Pier 42 and the challenges of community engagement on this project.
  • Managed retreat and it’s future in NYC.
  • Will NYC need to rethink what a natural system is in regards to coastlines.
  • What do landscape architect programs need for a new generation of professionals. Are they factoring in climate change?
  • Should landscape architects adhere to a climate change ethical code?

Signe’s Model Adaptation Project mentioned in the episode:
http://www.pier55.com/

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https://www.aiany.org/news/climate-change-in-nyc-bridging-science-and-practice/
https://www.mnlandscape.com/people/signe_nielsen
https://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/case-study-complexity
https://dirt.asla.org/2017/11/14/five-years-after-superstorm-sandy-is-new-york-city-better-prepared-for-the-next-storm/
http://www.downtownexpress.com/2015/03/26/signe-nielsen/

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