with Katherine Faulkner and Mercedes Stroeve
It’s mid-century, and a coastal neighborhood is responding to rising seas: some have elevated their homes on piles, others have put floats under their houses. Docks connect these structures to the shore. And, wave buffering devices have been placed along the shore. Another story for this community could have been that homes were removed and shore lands rehabilitated— development rights could have been purchased or transferred to a designated growth area.
These stories put a face on the future, and they helped discover additional ways to reduce expected risks.