Higher Ground Initiative


The Higher Ground Initiative in Nauru is a plan for a Pacific island nation that is threatened by sea level rise. Metrocology and CIVIC/URBAN won a Merit Award in The Region: Metropolis, City, and Town category of the 2023 Charter Awards.

Read more about Higher Ground Initiative, Republic of Nauru: https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/2023/05/15/nation-seeks-higher-ground-new-urbanism

Metrocology, Inc., Principal firm
CIVIC/URBAN, Principal firm
The Government of the Republic of Nauru, Department of Climate Change & National Resilience, Client
Merrill, Pastor, & Colgan, Housing + architecture
Design Workshop, Landscape planning + sustainability
Land Equity International, Land tenure + social safeguarding


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