Rising Sea Levels


RIBA Building Futures and the Institution of Civil Engineers are launching newly published scenarios on the urban response to coastal flooding and sea level rise in the UK. The work looks at the long term future of our coastal cities, and different strategies to react positively to the problem of rising sea-levels, by applying three different approaches; to RETREAT from the rising waters, to DEFEND the existing coastal line, or to ATTACK the challenge head-on. Kingston-upon-Hull and Portsmouth were chosen as case studies, and using the two cities the report provokes discussion by applying far-sighted, innovative and creative thinking. For more information please visit our homepage: Facing up to Rising Sea Levels

We would like to invite you to a BREAKFAST SEMINAR on Thursday 14th January from 8.30am to 11am, where we will be providing a light breakfast at:
The Building Centre, Store Street, WC1E 7BT.

Speaking at the seminar are:
Dickon Robinson (Chair of Building Futures)
Ben Hamer (Chair of ICE Steering Group)
David West (Studio Egret West, Head of Project Steering Group)
Nick Hardiman (Environment Agency).

Responding to our proposals will be representatives from Hull and Portsmouth.

Places are free, but space is limited so please confirm a place: email facingup@inst.riba.org with your name and company.