Sea levels will rise more than six feet in the next hundred years. This project uses augmented reality to visualize climate change and lets you plan ahead for a glorious waterfront home. Will what you see inspire you to change the future?
Sea levels will rise more than six feet in the next hundred years and South Florida is especially at risk. The region is a canary for the United States, but the area’s plans to survive climate change are out of touch. Miami Beach recently started to raise roadways, but a two-foot boost in height will not keep the roads dry through the century. This project aims to get people to think long-term and start a hard dialogue between residents and politicians. The first part engages residents through a satirical mortgage application while educating them about the spatial and temporal threats from sea level rise. The second part encourages residents to visually map future flooding with augmented reality and demand infrastructure that prevents or lessens flooding.
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