The impact of climate change on human activities, living environment and urban systems has become increasingly intense, especially in coastal areas. The main aim of this project is to explore possible measures and solutions for coastal cities in the face of marine threats, including sea level rise; storms, typhoons; and flooding.
The project site is located on the east side of a startup zone in Dongguan Marina Bay New Area in China. Adjacent to the planned large transportation hub of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), this zone has great potential to become an important region for deepening economic and industrial cooperation in the GBA. However, some forecasting studies predicted that nearly half of the land mass will be threatened by rising sea levels within the next 30 years.
RESILIENCE DESIGN AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Three different design strategies are proposed in the project: ecological resilience; engineering resilience; and resilience combining ecology and engineering—aiming to explore and build a resilient coastal city model from multiple dimensions and scales.
Coastal Resilience City
The University of Hong Kong
Master of Urban Design
Adjunct Assistant Professor Sunnie S.Y. Lau
This is an excerpt. The original article is published in
Construction+ Q2 2023 Issue: Infrastructure & Transport.
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