Climate Change Charrette
Dorchester County, MD: In 2011, The University of Maryland students investigated potential impacts and design responses to sea level rise in Dorchester County, Maryland. This county is projected to lose approximately 60% of its land mass by 2050. As part of this process, the graduate landscape architecture students led a 2-day design workshop with stakeholders and community members. During the first day, students presented potential impacts for 2050 and 2100. During the second day, students developed a series of interactive activities. Final projects included a design proposal to preserve Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge by moving the refuge and redesigning wildlife drive (by Kim Wharton) and an investigation of the EPA's Rolling Easement policy as applied to areas in Dorchester County (by Rosamaria Mora).