Waterfront areas are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, storm surges, and flooding. To respond to these challenges, and to imagine a more resilient future for the False Creek area, the City of Vancouver launched an international design challenge.
Happy Cities was excited to participate as a member of one of two design teams selected to participate in Vancouver’s Sea2City Design Challenge. The challenge sought to address four primary goals:
- Explore coastal adaptation approaches that respond to the social equity, economic, and ecological challenges posed by sea level rise and coastal flooding
- Investigate coastal adaptation approaches for sea level rise beyond one metre
- Expand Vancouver’s toolbox of coastal flood management approaches
- Increase public awareness of climate change and sea level rise
To view the final project outcomes, please visit the City of Vancouver’s project website: