Mapping Inhabitation

 

A series of maps exploring the proximity between infrastructure and local hydrological systems. With a significant and growing housing stock near flood zones, there is an imminent threat to homes in Providence.

Map of micro geography (stream bed) on Narragansett Bay, exploring the settlement of brush (and garbage) carried by water.

Map of micro geography (stream bed) on Narragansett Bay, exploring the settlement of brush (and garbage) carried by water.

Representation II

Department of Landscape Architecture

Spring 2019

Critic: Courtney Goode

 
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Providence, situated between two tributary rivers at the head of Narragansett Bay, is becoming more dense along its shores.

Providence, situated between two tributary rivers at the head of Narragansett Bay, is becoming more dense along its shores.

 
A significant amount of high and medium density housing is in direct or close proximity to vulnerable roads, impervious surfaces (seen in pink), and flooding in a 100 year flood event.

A significant amount of high and medium density housing is in direct or close proximity to vulnerable roads, impervious surfaces (seen in pink), and flooding in a 100 year flood event.

 
Several questions remain after these preliminary maps. Who lives in this housing? Who is profiting from this development? How is policy responding or ignoring the impending effects of climate change?

Several questions remain after these preliminary maps. Who lives in this housing? Who is profiting from this development? How is policy responding or ignoring the impending effects of climate change?