Monday, February 25, 2013

article_walls to protect from water

Historically, cities have used walls to keep out threats from enemies, intruders, and invaders.  They were instituted as modes of militaristic self defense.  Today, Hoboken is proposing walls to keep a new enemy out - water.  Rather than providing piece-meal solutions for each individual structure, the mayor is proposing a more holistic approach. However, can a wall really be enough?  Hear more here.  I believe the mayor's approach is  a step in the right direction to think on a more urban scale.  However, there may be a more suitable and radical solution that can occur through research and consultant design collaboration.

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