Could Oysters Ease Flooding During the Next Hurricane?

Written by
SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Could oysters ease flooding during the next hurricane? Kate Orff is a landscape architect and assistant professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She’s also the founding principal of SCAPE, a landscape architecture and urban design office based in Manhattan. She suggests installing oyster beds in the waters surrounding low lying areas of Brooklyn like Red Hook and the Gowanus Canal. The beds would absorb storm surge and constrain rising waters.

Watch below as she explains Oyster Tecture – a natural solution to rising tides and water quality. Plus, hear Kate discuss oyster tecture this Saturday on Good Food.

You can also see renderings of Oyster Tecture after this break…

SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE