The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2011, English
Nonfiction, Architecture; Nonfiction, Landscape Design; Nonfiction, Urban Design
8 x 10 inches, paperback, 112 pages, 106 illustrations
ISBN: 9780870708077
Suggested Retail Price: $24.95

From the Publisher. In fall 2009 The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 selected five interdisciplinary teams of architects, engineers and landscape designers to respond to the projected effects of climate change on New York City's waterfront. The resulting proposals emphasize "soft" infrastructure interventions, including the creation of wetlands, a Venice-like aqueous landscape, habitable piers and manmade islands, and a protective reef of living oysters. This book presents the five projects in detail, summarizing the workshop and the 2010 exhibition at MoMA, the dialogues they engendered with outside experts and political figures, and the climate change and urban planning implications of the proposed solutions.

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Justin Davidson

The just-published catalogue of a MoMA show from 2010 that deals with the impact of rising sea levels in New York due to climate change. Examines a full range of extreme, modest, and radical proposals for dealing with this environmental circumstance. Documents elegant design approaches involving the interaction of architecture, planning, engineering, and climate science.

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