28 Nov '17, 12am

Projects by @SasakiDesign Reimagining Resiliency to Build Stronger Communities

It’s hard to imagine bouncing back, stronger than ever, after storms wipe out entire towns. In 2008, flooding in Cedar Rapids forced thousands to flee and caused more than $6 billion in damage. Ten square miles were inundated, devastating homes and cultural icons. And yet, just months later, Cedar Rapids was ready to begin rebuilding. Community leaders called in Sasaki to lead flood recovery efforts as well as planning for future flood infrastructure around areas most likely to see future inundations. The process began and finished with community engagement. “We started out proposing a range of options to help residents understand what was possible,” says Laura Marett , a senior landscape architect whose first day at Sasaki had her boarding a plane to Cedar Rapids. One of those options was to build a series of walls that disconnected the community from the river but that w...

Full article: https://gbdmagazine.com/2017/sasaki-resiliency/#.Whyy52fW...

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