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Let The Water In: Strategies for a Resilient Edgemere

By Gita Nandan

Fall 2019

SES 840, Delta Cities Studio

GCPE/Undergraduate Architecture

Full project report can be accessed here.

Our vision for Edgemere in 2100 is one of social equity, ecological integrity, regenerative systems, and collective ownership. People leave by choice, relocate to higher ground, or adapt to a new way of living with water; all have a choice in a just and equitable transition. Those who remain become stewards of a place returning to nature, through revitalized marshes and environmental restoration. Advancements in agriculture and aquaculture become the focal points of a circular local economy, creating wealth and increasing social mobility.

Client Partner: Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity (RISE)

Professor: Nandan, Gita Jost, Tom

Students: Asinas, Erica Balcanoff, Haley Bushnaq, Zeid Chinchilla, Mariah Fredrickson, Shelby Kulkarni, Aishwarya Mao, Yanxin Martinez, Duane Mehta, Saloni Wilson, Kaila Yie, Anna

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