Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
13:15 PM

Room 109, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Population has become more and more concentrated in the coastal zone during the past few decades, and highly developed coastal regions have a greater risk toward communities and properties. The role of the coastal environment changes from developable lands that can be fully utilized and controlled by human beings to risky areas that need extreme restriction and protection. The conceptual transition may reduce the development speed concentrated in the coastal zone and increase the coastal setback. However, the characteristics of flat and related low land price still attract industries to take the risk along the coast. This struggle exists in most coastal cities. This presentation will explore the changes and struggles through various cases in Taiwan. Various models of stakeholders’ involvement may direct the way of thinking about coastal environments regarding different scenarios.

This event is hosted by MDes Risk & Resilience.

Pizza & refreshments will be provided.

Shiau-Yun Lu

Shiau-Yun Lu is an Associate Professor of Marine Environment and Engineering at the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan. Her research focuses on the human settlement and influence in the interface between marine and territorial environment. The research specialization recently includes coastal resilience cities, marine and coastal management, and port city development. She received her master degree (in Landscape Architecture) from University of Pennsylvania and her doctor degree (Doctor of Design) from Harvard University. She is LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) certificated since 2009. She was awarded the ASLA professional excellence in Analysis and Planning Category (2011), and the commendation prize in the Next Generation Container Port (NGCP) Challenge in Singapore (2013).