You get to work on a design for a European area which is prone to flooding. You will be commissioned by a European municipality to prepare a vision for their area, in order to make it more resistant to the effects of climate change. You thereby look at the social, economic, political, legal and cultural aspects. You learn how to digitally map out an area and how to graphically design your project.
This semester focuses on one of the largest nature reserves in America. You will be studying the Mississippi Delta in Louisiana. An area known for natural disasters such as hurricanes. Due to climate change, the water in the river is rising. This results in more and more parts of the area disappearing into the river. You will work on a strategic plan for a part of the Mississippi Delta, for which you choose a city or a nature reserve. Your design should improve the safety of the area, without losing sight of nature. You take into account local and national politics, but also the cultural and social environment.