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Campus resiliency through community design

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Sustainability Connect 2016

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Campus resiliency through community design

  1. 1. may 9.2016 Julie Newman Director, Office of Sustainability Brent D. Ryan Assoc. Prof. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning & Head of City Design & Dev't Group Maryanne Kirkbride Clinical Director for Campus Life, MIT Medical Lawrence Susskind Prof. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning campus resiliency through community design
  2. 2. Complete a climate vulnerability assessment of the MIT campus that assesses the impacts from increasing temperatures, extreme storms, flooding, storm surge, sea level rise, and the interaction of these factors Building on the work of the City of Cambridge MIT Climate Resiliency Committee may 9.2016 23 Heat Index - 2030sScenario for Social Environment “Feels-like” temperature variability on a day when heat index is 96° F (90oFwith relative humidity 50 – 55%) 4 Consecutive Days With Heat Index At 96oF 25 Update on Sea Level Rise / Storm Surge • 2030s: Charles River Dam unlikely to be overtopped, unlikely impact on Cambridge • 2050-2070: Charles River Dam becoming more likely to be overtopped, likely impact on Cambridge • Preliminary findings: Modeling being finalized for 2070s Preliminary findings: Boundaries of MassDOT study (Source: MassDOT, Woods Hole Group, UMass Boston, March 2015) 16 Inland Flooding– 2070s High Scenario (11.7 inches over 24 hours) Manhole flooding by MWH, Riverine flooding by VHB
  3. 3. 17 (8.9 inches over 24 hours) Manhole flooding by MWH, Riverine flooding by VHB Replace with 10 yr flooding – same zoom-in Inland Flooding/ Eastern Cambridge – Present Low Scenario 10 yr 24 hr baseline– Total FloodingABand CRAreas (4.9 inches over 24 hours) 19 Manhole flooding by MWH, Riverine flooding by VHB Inland Flooding/ Eastern Cambridge – 2030s High Scenario 100 yr 24 hr by2030s– Total FloodingABand CRAreas (10.2 inches over 24 hours)
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  5. 5. 2INTRODUCTION Map: 6 Feet of Sea Level Rise By2100,Massachusettswill experiencebetween1.5 and 6ft of sea level rise.At 6ft,theCommonwealth standsat risk of having309,220 individualsdisplaced fromtheir homes.
  6. 6. 7SENDINGTOWNS LAND INVENTORYLANDINVENTORY Map: Land Inventory Open Space+ LowDensity Parcels Public Open Space Federal,State, County, Municipal, PublicNon-Profit Land Trust & Conservation Open Space PrivateOpen Space CandidateParcels <15%lot coverageOR>1acreof unbuilt land
  7. 7. • How does MIT define Resiliency? • What can we do? How can the built environment influence health and wellbeing? • How can we measure success?
  8. 8. Forging Consensus on Local Climate Risk Management
  9. 9. may 9.2016 campus resiliency through community design discussion & questions

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