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The Wash ‘n’ Dry City

Wash'n Dry Urbanism graphic

Rather then an elevated and defensive city, what if our plans for urban resilience increased permeability on both the X and Y axes?

Tim Love, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Architecture Programs, and Adjunct Instructor Elizabeth Christoforetti created an illustration that both alerts important stakeholders to the fine-grain impacts of climate change and also suggests possible technical and cultural responses. In their opinion, the debate needs to move from the science that is proving that high waters are coming to viable design solutions that can include potential positive new ways we can live in our cities. The illustration is featured in “Coast,” the current issue (Winter 2013) of ArchitectureBoston, a quarterly publication of the Boston Society of Architects that explores the ways architecture influences and is influenced by our environment and our society.