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Facing up to rising sea levels: Retreat? Defend? Attack?

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Abstract: The work looks at the long-term future of our coastal cities, and different strategies to react positively to the problem of rising sea-levels. We took three different approaches; to RETREAT from the rising waters, to DEFEND the existing coastal line, or to ATTACK the challenge head-on. Kingston-upon-Hull and Portsmouth were chosen as case studies. Using these two cities, the report provokes discussion by applying far-sighted, innovative and creative thinking.

Biography: Charlie recently joined the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics. He continues to work within RIBA Policy to engage students and architects with sustainability in design. Over the past nine months Charlie has led RIBA ’s Sustainability Hub; a growing web resource focused on design strategies for sustainablilty. While previously working with Building Futures, RIBA ’s think-tank, he authored document “Facing Up to Rising Sea Levels”.

This talk is part of the Martin Centre Research Seminar Series - 41st Annual Series of Lunchtime Lectures series.

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