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We’ve had a terrific response to RISE. Take some time out to look around and find out more about each of the amazing ideas submitted. Choose your favourite ideas and vote online to show your support. When you’re done, don’t forget to mark down October 19 and come to our free public exhibition to listen-in on team pitches.

  • SURGE

    We propose adapting residential communities on the flood plain to accommodate flooding, strengthening dense urban cores to withstand...

  • Urban Uplift: Raise People Not Roadways

    Significant problems are caused by existing street designs, which often put cars before people and increase...

  • .REEF

    Metro Vancouver’s vibrant waterfront is severely threatened by sea level rise. DOT REEF proposes raising the shore as a protective flood control measure...

  • Restoring Resilience

    We propose a Climate Charter as an instrument which has the intention to guide the actions of communities towards mutually beneficial goal.

  • Green Shores: A Shoreline & People-Friendly Solution

    Green ShoresTM includes a rating system and guidelines to promote practices that restore and protect the natural...

  • Pile-Up

    We propose to lay down simple, local materials where the land meets the sea. The result will be calmer waters, better habitat for plants and animals, and...

  • Rising Resilience

    We envision communities that are connected with organizational stakeholders and municipal government. Our policy recommendations...

  • RISEstories: Adaptation through storytelling

    We propose to shift the conversation from the bureaucrats to citizens. Drawing upon citizens’ knowledge and...

  • Perforated edge

    Perforated Edge demonstrates a model of flood-adapted urban development that uses multiple strategies (e.g. elevated grades, flood gate, new water channels...

  • RE:PUBLIC

    Metro Vancouver golf courses become repurposed for our region’s housing and food needs; local and global climate newcomers are welcomed in a...

  • Prescribe Mountains

    Protection from sea level rise, transportation, links to nature, and affordable housing all in one.

  • Rise Up!

    Rise Up! enables exploration, learning and discussion of sea level rise adaptation strategies in a collaborative, virtual Metro Vancouver game...

  • PIPE

    P.I.P.E. is a two phase plan that incorporates a living shoreline and a pipe that carries excess sea water to a reservoir.

  • Shore-the-line

    Shore-the-line's design suggests a more dynamic shoreline system and integrated urban/nature scape.

  • Future Delta: A climate video game

    Future Delta is a serious video game where players can see and experience alternative futures that reflect the...

  • The Blue Line

    The Blue Line will be a visual painted marker on the ground and small block monuments located at the projected 2120 year high tide water mark. The Blue...

  • Sea-saw

    Temporary, rapidly deployable transport linkages and levees, constructed using beetle-kill timber and old railway stock, will keep the city moving.

  • Green Rise to Energy and Food Security

    To address the challenge of sea level rise, we have developed a novel action plan to minimize the effects of RISE on social...

  • Adapting Metro Van Dyke Flood Control Systems to Future SLR

    We propose a combination of professionally Engineered, readily available large and small...

  • #3steps

    My proposal consist of create a public promenade along the Lower Mainland sea coast that will connect the existing Sea wall and main urban open...

  • Dredging Dunes

    Dredging Dunes reclaims large amounts of dredged materials from the Fraser River Delta to create an ecological armature of dunes to protect...

  • Carbon Stewardship Plan

    A Carbon Stewardship Plan would address the billions of dollars required for designing Metro Vancouver to adapt and thrive in the context of a 1 metre...

  • Get out - then move in

    Purpose-Built Housing for Climate Refugees from Metro Vancouver. This idea elegantly addresses many problems while also spearheading the most difficult...

  • RISE Risk Machine

    We developed an algorithm that assigns a tradable risk currency to properties that are expected to be submerged, affected by floods or become coastline. Land users...

  • LIVING ON A SOFT EDGE

    This project proposes the use of “soft infrastructure” around deltaic landscapes (e.g. Richmond’s Lulu Island) to replace the existing “hard infrastructure” of...

  • Build Fraser River Flood Water Interception Reservoirs

    Build Fraser River Flood Water Interception Reservoirs in conjunction with reinforcing the banks of the...

  • Archipelago Vancouver

    Instead of merely attempting to maintain the status quo, why not define our response to sea level rise as an opportunity to reinvent our flawed...

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