Outreach Projects

Building Coastal Resiliency at Misquamicut Beach

Spring 2017

For the past 5 years, the landscape architecture department has had an ongoing relationship with RI Sea Grant and RI Coastal Resource Center (CRC). Sea Grant has funded multiple studios and have enabled professionals from many disciplines to interact and guide the students as they expanded their learning about how to deal with complex coastal issues such as sea level rise and climate change.

With the continued support of RI Sea Grant and RI CRC, the spring 2017 senior design studio took this a step further. The course was structured to integrate student generated data from Landscape Architecture, Ocean Engineering and Natural Resource Economics. This data focused on examining coastal hazard risk management in Misquamicut, RI from their 3 different perspectives. This was a first experiment at integrating 3 different classes from 3 different colleges within the University of Rhode Island.

See the Full Report (PDF) prepared by Emily Condon

Misquamicut Beach report