NYC Students Imagine City Plan After Global Warming

A group of college students have their own take on how to live with climate change, 50 years on, when rising seas might flood the Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood of Dumbo.

The small exhibit, called "Dumbo Under Water," will be on display from Feb 8. through Feb 22, 2007 at Gallery 208 in—where else—Dumbo, Brooklyn. It includes diagrams of raised streets and buildings constructed on top of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. You also get an island made of recycled building material, connecting pedestrian sky bridges, along with suspended helical turbines that generate power from running water."We are looking at the micro issues of global warming," said Abhijit Shinde, 25, one of four urban-design students who came up with the plan for a school project. Shinde and company used NASA projections of rising sea levels from melting polar ice caps to reimagine the landscape instead of evacuating the neighborhood.

"We are looking at only one neighborhood, but it could be a lesson for waterfronts all over the world," Shinde said. ::Reuters

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