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Is It Time To Abandon the Coastline?

Is It Time To Abandon the Coastline?
Is It Time To Abandon the Coastline?, New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Image © Governor's Office / Tim Larsen
New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Image © Governor's Office / Tim Larsen

Between Hurricane Sandy in the USA and ongoing storms and floods damaging large areas of Britain, the issues of flood prevention and coastal defense are now a top priority for planners on both sides of the Atlantic. This article in the Guardian asks whether it might be time to give in to the sea and rethink our affinity for coastal living; and this one on Architecture Boston asks to what extent society should be expected to foot the bill for those in high-risk areas, and wonders how, legally, the state could encourage people to live elsewhere.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Is It Time To Abandon the Coastline?" 18 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/477893/is-it-time-to-abandon-the-coastline/> ISSN 0719-8884

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