Climate Week NYC: The Hudson River Is Rising. Communities Are Adapting--with Nature

ExpoWaterfront Knoll and Living Shoreline, Hudson, NY / Assemblage Landscape Architecture

ASLA is hosting a virtual Climate Week NYC panel that illustrates how nature-based solutions are helping communities along the Hudson River anticipate and address flooding as sea levels rise.

What: Because the Hudson River is connected to the ocean, river water levels are projected to substantially increase because of sea level rise. Many Hudson River communities face growing flood and inundation risks due to sea level rise and other climate impacts.

Like many small cities, Kingston and Hudson in the Hudson River Valley of New York have limited budgets and resources to address these challenges. But they are seeking to adapt to a rising river through smart waterfront planning and resilient infrastructure.

Through a community-driven approach, landscape architects at Supermass Studio and Assemblage Landscape Architecture designed nature-based climate-adaptive solutions to river rise.

Who: Wendy Andringa, ASLA, Founder and Principal, Assemblage Landscape Architecture; Joshua Cerra, ASLA, Department Chair, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Taewook Cha, ASLA, Founder and Principal, Supermass Studio. Adrian Smith, FASLA, Team Leader, Staten Island Capital Projects, NYC Parks, is moderating the discussion.

When: Thursday, September 21 at 2 PM EST

Where: Register for the virtual panel.


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