Landscape Architecture students help San Francisco residents address sea level rise, flooding, and drought

Dr. Hope Hui Rising’s junior landscape architecture studio (LND_ARCH 363) hosted a series of community workshops from January 27 to 29, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. An intergenerational mix of students, city staff, design professionals, and community members participated in design games to conceive consensus-based alternatives to help San Francisco’s Dogpatch and Potrero Hill adapt to sea level rise, flooding, and drought.

Representatives from San Francisco Public Works, Dogpatch Neighborhood Association, and the Green Benefit District took Rising and her six students from the Adaptive Water Urbanism Initiative on a tour of possible sites in need of water management interventions in the Green Benefit District and the San Francisco Central Waterfront area.

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