Climate Change: Impacts and Responses in the Delaware River Basin

Studio, Fall 2008

This studio examines the escalating threat of climate change in the Delaware River Basin in order to highlight its regional consequences and inform policy and design interventions.

By modeling the effects of sea level rise, flooding, and storm surge in the years 2000, 2050, and 2100 overlaid with projected urbanization trends, the studio analyzes potential impacts on land use, infrastructure, and development.

Recommendations include policy revision, design guidelines, and physical interventions that will protect the economic, cultural, and environmental vitality of the region.