Rising Tides

International Competition for Ideas

consegna entro 29 giugno 2009

An International Competition for Ideas Responding to Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay and Beyond

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is hosting an open international design competition for ideas responding to sea level rise in San Francisco Bay and beyond.

Nearly every day, we learn more about sea level rise - one of the most critical impacts of global warming. Individually and collectively, people are seeking solutions to this climate challenge. The issue of sea level rise is clearly of global importance, and both simple and complex design interventions will be needed to sustain quality of life, preserve the environment and ensure continued economic vitality of shoreline communities throughout the world. Challenges include:

• Rethinking how to build new communities in areas susceptible to future inundation

• Retrofitting valuable public shoreline infrastructure

• Protecting existing communities from flooding

• Protecting wetlands

• Anticipating changing shoreline configurations

At the intersection of rising seas and our coastal human settlements, your ideas are needed. The Rising Tides ideas competition is open to everyone. All are encouraged to bring forward their vision of a future estuarine shoreline that is applicable to San Francisco Bay and beyond.

Eligibility The competition is open to everyone wishing to enter, including architects, ecologists, coastal engineers, civil engineers, biologists, landscape architects, planners, artists, developers, builders, and even ordinary citizens. Professionals, academics, researchers, students and innovators of all types are encouraged to generate proposals for consideration. Online registration is required for entry. Those wishing to find team members in other disciplines may visit the competition bulletin board.

Schedule
- April 6 Registration opens & competition begins
- June 1;  Last day for answers to be posted on the web site
- June 29               Submissions must be postmarked by 4pm PST

Web competition
- www.risingtidescompetition.com

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