“Ditching the beach house: Who makes the tough calls on ‘managed retreats’ — and who pays?”

“Ditching the beach house: Who makes the tough calls on ‘managed retreats’ — and who pays?”

Source: New Zealand Herald news article (March 10th, 2021) – an opinion piece by Christina Hanna (lecturer in environmental planning, University of Waikato), Bruce Glavovic (professor at Massey University) and Iain White (professor of environmental planning,...
Are architects normalising the precariousness of coastal living?

Are architects normalising the precariousness of coastal living?

Climate change begets more frequent severe weather and flood events, whose capacity for destruction should check coastal development—but it hasn’t. Instead, the same actors (developers, engineers, architects) respond by building higher or stronger, elevating a mantle...
Predicting Auckland’s exposure to coastal instability & erosion – an important step forward …

Predicting Auckland’s exposure to coastal instability & erosion – an important step forward …

Auckland City has high exposure to coastal hazards including coastal instability and erosion since the region has over 3,200 km of coastline including three major harbours and a range of sandy beaches and dunes, rocky shores and cliffs, estuaries and offshore islands....