WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE RESILIENT IN RELATION TO WATER?
“We have a 100-year-flood every two years now.” – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Storm Surge: A storm surge is an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted astronomical tides.
Watch Eric Sanderson’s TED talk “New York — Before the City”
Record answers to the following questions in your FNBK about this video:
What is a Muir web? How many ecological zones were present in NYC in 1609?
What might NYC might look like in 400 years given what you know about climate change?
What do you think of the changes that have unfolded in New York in the past 400 years?
image: Architecture Research Office and dlandstudio’s New Urban Ground transforms Lower Manhattan with an infrastructural ecology. Courtesy Architecture Research Office and dlandstudio, from Rising Current Exhibition, MoMA
Observe and explore the overall map. Then, focus your research on two locations. Choices include: your home address, Parson’s address, the address of somewhere you spend a lot of time and at least one address in Zone 1 near the coast of the Hudson River or the East River.
Take detailed notes in your FNBK regarding the changes that have occurred at these two locations between 1609 and today. What did you discover? How have these areas been redesigned and how has that affected what kind of people, animals and buildings exist there today? What surprised you?
KNOW YOUR ZONE website Office of Emergency Management NYC
Download Zone_Walk design brief (pdf)
Eve Mosher’s High Water Line: Through creative practice, a human body makes sensible a scale of planetary change.
A total of 2,990,000 residents now live in Zones 1-6 , an increase of 600,000 over the number in the previous map, or 37 percent of all New York homes.
images: Moonnyung Jo
images: Tracy Chen
Image: Anirudh Padinjare Ittamveetil