A Vision For Charleston's Future
Charleston’s future depends upon how well the City and surrounding counties invest to adapt and preserve physical assets, underlying economies of medicine, education, tourism and trade, and enhance residents’ quality of life. Given Charleston’s abundant natural and man-made assets, creatively linking spatial planning, integrated water management, infrastructure and development will yield a compelling vision for Charleston’s future. This process will present a fundamental shift in how we approach the problem of flooding, offering a holistic way of thinking about water, its impacts, and its benefits.
To create that vision, Historic Charleston Foundation and the City of Charleston have launched Dutch Dialogues™ Charleston, a collaborative effort bringing together national and international water experts working alongside Charleston’s local teams to conceptualize a Living With Water™ future. This new way of thinking about water, land, and people with multiple benefits will provide near- and long-term value to Charleston.
Highlights from the Dutch Dialogues Charleston Colloquium May 2019.Colloquium Summary
Areas of Study
The Dutch Dialogues™ team will study four distinct typologies in Charleston, strategically selected as representative of the area. Approaches and design-solutions for these areas will be replicated to address other areas of the city with similar typography and needs.
- Lockwood Corridor/Medical District An area with a great deal of urban infrastructure
- New Market & Vardell’s Creek Area At the footprint of the old Cooper River bridge, a low-lying re-development area
- Johns Island A rural area under heavy development and infrastructure challenges
- Church Creek A highly suburbanized area
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