Inviting Flooding into Urban Space
Let’s make water a harmonious asset of the city instead of a liability.
Most cities are not prepared for a time when they will need to live with flooding. Cities currently fight water and force it out of the city or keep it hidden in pipes underground. These solutions will not work in a world changed by global warming. This thesis attempts to find a solution to help Charleston, South Carolina to learn to be harmonious with water and make it an asset rather than a liability. Through various interventions including wet-feet buildings, greenways, sand dunes, and widening riverbeds, Charleston can mitigate water’s destructive force and bring many benefits to the community.
This project is currently in progress and will be updated regularly.