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Rui QIAN

Rui QIAN

Cambridge, MA, US

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Manhattan 2111
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Visioning Manhattan 2111 | Urban Design with Assumptions

Strategy Introduction
 

The proposed flood mitigation strategy consists of three interventions that respond to climate destabilization.The fi rst strategy, water condition, implements pods, piers, and vegetation platforms as breakwater objects and ecosystem supports. The second strategy deals with the city edge as a medium connecting the city with the natural systems and a second level pedestrian system, sloped terrain, renewed from the existing elevated express way around the island, and the hard/softscape embankments provide barriers at diff erent levels as the water level rises. This strategy revitalize the waterfront condition ecologically and socially. And as the medium, a set of sensors based on ubiquitous network technology will be installed with water gate at or near the edge system, reporting disaster info to the city administration network, and then informed all the individual devices like cell phone or Ipad, in order to make the city adapted to the disasters. The third strategy deals with the inner city conditions, with hierarchical green infrastructures to mitigate rain water such as green roof, and soil canal and improved existing green space, which is making streets walkable via an underground bypass tunnel. One, or a combination of these strategies could be used adjacent to the
severe flood zones but it is not limited to it spatially. Due to the visual appeal the strategies can be used throughout the island.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Analysis, Concept, Chief Urban Design, Integrate Urbanism with Engineering and systems, Graphic Design for whole project.
Additional Credits: Instructor: Roy STRICKLAND
Colaborator: Enying XING, Evis BUSHI,

 
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east riverside
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canal street

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