New York, Climate Change, and Sea Level Rise: New Demands on Urban Planning and Architecture
Dr. Klaus Jacob
Recorded January 7, 2008
In 2007, The Architectural League launched a year-long series of programs entitled “Reimagining Risk” that brought together leading thinkers in architecture, environment, economics, and other disciplines to explore how the idea of risk in its manifold meanings and interpretations was affecting the design of cities and buildings.
As part of the series, the League presented this lecture by Dr. Klaus Jacob on “New York, Climate Change, and Sea Level Rise: New Demands on Urban Planning and Architecture.” Jacob, a climate scientist who is now at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discussed New York City’s extreme vulnerability to increasingly stronger storms and sea level rise.