Wednesday, November 29, 2023. 4:00 PM. St. Augustine: History and Resiliency of a First Coast City. Isabella Guttuso, University of Florida. Sponsored by Rutgers Department of Landscape Architecture. More information here.
Abstract: Coastal cities historically built in floodplains have adapted through time to the challenges that arise from settling in a landscape shaped by water. Climate change has exacerbated the natural events that these communities face. St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European and African-American origin in the United States, is grappling with vulnerability posed by floods and aging infrastructure. This presentation summarizes the history of St. Augustine through the current day and highlights the ways flooding is projected to impact the region. It will also touch on the projects being implemented by the city, University of Florida and other entities with the intent of creating a network of resilient infrastructure that will ensure America’s “oldest” city carries on its rich cultural and historic legacy.
Location: IFNH 101, 61 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901