Blue Dunes

Climate Change by Design

Edited by Jesse M. Keenan and Claire Weisz. Contributions by Alan Blumberg, Adriaan Geuze, Kate John-Alder, Kei Hayashi, Piet Dircke, and Maxine Griffith

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

Blue Dunes

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Pub Date: January 2017

ISBN: 9781941332153

288 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $20.00£17.00

Blue Dunes

Climate Change by Design

Edited by Jesse M. Keenan and Claire Weisz. Contributions by Alan Blumberg, Adriaan Geuze, Kate John-Alder, Kei Hayashi, Piet Dircke, and Maxine Griffith

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

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Blue Dunes chronicles the design of artificial barrier islands developed to protect the Mid-Atlantic region of North America in the face of climate change. It narrates the complex, and sometimes contradictory, research agenda of an unlikely team of analysts, architects, ecologists, engineers, physicists, and planners addressing extreme weather and sea level rise within the practical limitations of science, politics, and economics.

About the Author

Jesse M. Keenan is a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Keenan is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of adaptation science and climate change planning and design. Keenan serves as the Vice-Chair of the U.S. Community Resilience Panel for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems under the White House Climate Adaptation Plan and is a Lead Editor of the Built Environment section at the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit at climate.gov.

Claire Weisz, FAIA is an architect, urbanist, and educator. She is a founding principal of the award winning firm WXY architecture + urban design, whose New York City-based practice focuses on innovative approaches to public space, buildings, and cities. WXY is a leader in advancing resilience practices at the intersection of architecture, planning, landscape and urban design. Weisz is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has taught design? ?and planning studios at Yale University, New York University, Cornell University, and the City University of New York.