jamaica bay: elemental adaptation
ENTRANT #: 75
ENTRANT #: 75
2080: jamaica bay - elemental adaptation
In the face of a dramatically changing climate, Jamaica Bay will achieve resiliency only when its natural and human systems are united. Five ideals will inform interventions in the area. These ideals inform our design strategies, which will strengthen ties between environment,community, and economy as Jamaica Bay changes through 2080, and beyond. Specific interventions are considered in terms of their ecological impact, their inclusion of the community, and their ability to generate economic activity. The ability of the human and ecological communities to adapt, both physically and socially, is integral to this process. Changes must be self sustaining, informative, and cohesive for the good of the people living beyond the rising water, and for the ecosystem throughout.
Design strategies seek to facilitate the movement of storm water, rising sea levels, human information and local participation networks, as well as foster local production and economic stability.
A reslient Jamaica Bay has emerged- a healthy ecological community where humans and wildlife coexist. Local manufacturing of adaptation materials is no longer needed and can relocate to another community experiencing climate dynamism while local power production continues to fuel the economy.
Ln COmmunity-ecosystem network
public education + art
maintaining quality Biodiverse landscapes will help restore the environment and bring balance and variety to a healthy estuarine system. Involvement in remediation and education will provide transferable skills and local generation of remediation materials support a healthy economy throughout a period of dynamic change.
Inundation has occurred in tandem with an adaptive population, and small-scale power grids have given rise to self-sustaining communities along the Jamaica Bay. Townhalls, design workshops, and education have shaped a process of relocation and retreat informed by stakeholder need.
citizens + block leaders
sustainability + resilience preparedness plans
government agency rep
contact-based education + info
plan-ting ahead Ecological interventions will be especially flexible in order to allow for the dynamism of climate change. Research institutions and community foundations will provide the public with updated information. Temporary manufacturing provides local materials for adaptation efforts, and then can move on to the next adapting community.
ecological maintenance stewards $
metric rings (qualitative, relative)
performance web (potential to fulfill functions)
individual initiavive web
Rm Sh Pr Bl
adjusting to change
emergency planning kits
buy-back + land swap
A restored Jamaica Bay begins implementing wetlands construction, oyster farming, and other green-infrastructure. Engagement around disaster preparedness and climate adaptation targets community leaders and education campaigns underscore the inevitability of change.
local stake in easements
valuating natural resources
Cb Ga 2020 resilient bay Institute
Lp Mf Er Pp In Ce Pm
Pp Gi Br
Cw 2013: sustainable recovery
an evolving socioeconomic ecosystem in jamaica bay
wetland community trust
eco-active hard infrastructure
$ production: compost, food, energy
Ee Mr Pp Gi Cw
Lp Rh Ep
Wt Se Wk
resilient housing and streets
floodable flexible spaces
decentralized utilities and services
legend table of elements + system diagram community participation economic stimulation ecological design
neighborhood potential web
job training institute education > production
2050: jamaica bay local eco-economy
events: surveys, cleanups, fairs
local service cooperatives
The adaptations to Jamaica Bay benefit its environment, its communities, and the economy by utilizing metrics with tangible results. These are informed by the synergy of natural growth and human innovation. Research and data will be determined and collected by the local government through public and private institutions, and organizations. Each scenario over time seeks to strengthen and connect within the framework of the five major themes. On a more micro scale, each individual component does not exist apart from the other factors, and design metrics have been rated for their impact in the five themes of flow, enrichment, quality, change, and planning for the future.
metric category axes (color-coded w/ five functions)
workshops design + implementation
Local manufacturing provides new economic opportunity and materials for adaptations including local power-generation startups, the creation of floodable and flexible spaces, and scientific research. An ecoeconomy begins to emerge with the creation of long-term partnerships between local manufacturers,
ecosystem functions and metrics
ecological planning zones + guides
Lp Rh Ep
Green infrastructure, wetlands and oyster restoration can allow for a guided inundation of areas experiencing sea-level rise. Community engagement and participation keep local stakeholders informed and able to shape remediation efforts based on their own preferences.
adjusting to change
town hall meetings + public exhibits
Gi Cw Wr Mr
Cs community boards + community-based orgs
Components of the design strategy will provide new spaces for humans and biota to live in harmony. Partnerships among local organizations afford new economic and social opportunities for residents.
metrics + web diagrams
edge elements bulkhead/levee/rip-rap
ecological retrofitting (porous + green)
permeable parks + green spaces
temporary + flexible green factory
local production + treatment facilities
microgrids + local networks
smart + responsive systems
planning funding + planning
Xx Xx Xx
physical elements occasion/ event financing mechanism
Xx stakeholder ongoing project/program organizing
Published on Mar 23, 2014
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