SCAPE’s bi-coastal team for the Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge discuss the importance of infrastructure design and mud mobilization in Estuary Magazine’s December 2017 issue. The Public Sediment team will design with mud and invest in the region’s ecological infrastructure, building mudflats and marshes to protect shorelines and communities from erosion and reduce flood impacts.
One of SCAPE’s three design proposals is to “Unlock Alameda Creek.” This site-specific strategy would mobilize sediment trapped above and below dams to create marshes at the bay’s edge, in addition to installing educational sensing stations along the creek to promote community involvement. “It’s everyone younger than us that will have to deal with the more dire consequences of climate change, and investing in their education is a lot cheaper than moving mud around,” says Wirth.
The Resilient by Design committee will announce their selection of site-specific design interventions in mid-December. Read the full article here.