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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.

Ee

regulating flows

2080

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.

enriching life

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

Cb

Bl

Ga

public education + art

Ec

Pm

2050

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

stewardship

sustainability + resilience preparedness plans

Es

Ez

government agency rep

Wk

contact-based education + info

Ep

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 $

2020

plan-ting ahead

enriching life

metric rings (qualitative, relative)

low medium

performance web (potential to fulfill functions)

high

individual initiavive web

Rm Sh Pr Bl

Cb Ga

adjusting to change

emergency planning kits

institutional mechanisms

Bb

Fl

Ce

citizen scientists

2013

Pr

Rm

buy-back + land swap

local buy-in

Se

flood insurance

Vr

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.

conservation easement

Pr Wk

Cs

Bb

Sh

reverse metering

local stake in easements

ecosystem revitalization

Cw

Mr

valuating natural resources

Wr

Cb Ga 2020 resilient bay Institute

Gi

Wr

Lp Mr

Lp Mf Er Pp In Ce Pm

Bl

Pr Vr

Ez

Cb Ga

Ec Ev

Br

Cb

Pp Gi Br

Pr

Mr Lp

Cw 2013: sustainable recovery

Wr

an evolving socioeconomic ecosystem in jamaica bay

wetland community trust

eco-active hard infrastructure

Ee

Pr

Es

Ga

$ production: compost, food, energy

Bl

Wk Se

Fl

Wt

Pm

Ee Mr Pp Gi Cw

Lp Rh Ep

Wk

Wt Se Wk

Ev Ev

Rh Ep

Er

resilient housing and streets

Rh

Gi

floodable flexible spaces

Pp

Mf

Br

decentralized utilities and services

Lp

Ln

Ss

1870

legend table of elements + system diagram community participation economic stimulation ecological design

maintaining quality

neighborhood potential web

job training institute education > production

2050: jamaica bay local eco-economy

Ce

Vr

Pr

Pm

Bb

events: surveys, cleanups, fairs

regulating flows

minimal

Cs

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)

Ev

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

impact potential

ecological planning zones + guides

Cb Ga

Bl

Ez

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.

legend

Es

Wk

Ss Ln

adjusting to change

Wk

Ev

In

town hall meetings + public exhibits

In

Gi Cw Wr Mr

Mf

Cs community boards + community-based orgs

Pp

Wk

Lp

$

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

Er

Ss

funding

sharing economy

constructed wetland

oyster/mollusk reef

weltand restoration

edge elements bulkhead/levee/rip-rap

ecological retrofitting (porous + green)

raising homes

green infrastructure

permeable parks + green spaces

temporary + flexible green factory

brownfield reclamation

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

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