Shipping containers move around the world in clear and repeatable patterns. These patterns are shifting. As climate change reshapes trade routes and coastal port locations, changing landscapes of distribution will reshape global trade and fundamental patterns of urbanization.
A manifesto for a radical retreat from the American mythology of westward expansion, proposing instead an eastward migration where we stop moving water to people, but instead start moving people to water.
In a reversal of the predominant U.S.-Mexico border dynamic, building materials — and even entire buildings — make the migration across the border to Tijuana, becoming ingredients of a vibrant construction sector.
Australia’s vast Wheatbelt is full of surveyed and cleared town-sites of which few were settled and even fewer remain. One hardscrabble town offers a chance to imagine new design strategies for controlled decline.
Featured Issue06: Migration
Migration is an instinct shared across many species, and a fundamental process for communities’ survival. Today, all kinds of populations are on the move in unprecedented and dramatic ways. Some migrations bring threats, perceived or real. The design of cities, landscapes and infrastructure can support or inhibit migrations. Scenario 6 explores selected facets of this complex topic, told from a range of disciplinary perspectives.
Featured ProjectWater Proving Ground
Project: Water Proving Ground Location: New York, New York Firm: LTL Architects Year: 2010 Competition: Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront, MoMA Website: http://ltlarchitects.com/water-proving-ground/ Project Description: What if the projected inundation of the urban edge by rising sea levels catalyzed a rethinking … Continue reading