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Can Design Compel Communities to Relocate After Natural Disaster?

Can Design Compel Communities to Relocate After Natural Disaster?
Can Design Compel Communities to Relocate After Natural Disaster?, An aerial rendering from the Sasaki/Rutgers/Arup team shows Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. A threatened barrier island is visible on the right, and in the middle is a redeveloped area where people could, in theory, move. Image Courtesy of The Atlantic Cities
An aerial rendering from the Sasaki/Rutgers/Arup team shows Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. A threatened barrier island is visible on the right, and in the middle is a redeveloped area where people could, in theory, move. Image Courtesy of The Atlantic Cities

If you lived in a region repeatedly devastated by storms, would common sense be enough to make you leave your memories behind? Two of the ten proposals for the Rebuild by Design competition (which included proposals from OMA and BIG) tackle this issue, providing designs that compel communities to move to safety. To learn more about this sensitive and increasingly relevant social and political issue, known as "Managed Retreat," check out James Russell's article on The Atlantic Cities.

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Cite: Jennifer Whelan. "Can Design Compel Communities to Relocate After Natural Disaster?" 03 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/502726/can-design-compel-communities-to-relocate-after-natural-disaster/> ISSN 0719-8884

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