Working Waterfronts Studio Presentation

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The Working Waterfronts studio will present its work to the Georgia Conservancy on Monday, December 9th at 3:30pm.  Building off of last year's Sea Level Rise (SLR) studio, taught by Dr. Larry Keating and Dana Habeeb, the class explored the economic impacts of SLR along Georgia's coast, focusing specifically on the Port of Savannah and the City of Darien.  Most projections over the next 100 years estimate a 1-meter (3.3 feet) rise in sea levels along the eastern coast of the United States.  The previous studio demonstrated how this change could impact vulnerable populations within Georgia's coastal communities.  The current studio builds on this work be researching the disruption SLR could cause to one of Georgia's most significant economic development engines, the Port of Savannah.  In addition, the class looked at the small town of Darien to better understand how traditional economies, reliant on commercial fishing, tourism and real estate may be impacted by Sea Level Rise in the future. The presentation will be held at the Georgia Conservancy, located on the 2nd floor of the Biltmore Hotel (817 West Peachtree St., Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30308).


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Kyle James
  • Created: 12/05/2013
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 04/13/2017