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FOCUS

is the already generally inundated " red "
zone; the inland and generally flood-safe
" blue " zone; and the shifting " yellow " flux
zone that demarcates the extents of salt
water intrusion into the groundwater
aquifer. Within the red zone and yellow flux
zone, we see opportunities for immediate
climate adaptation strategies, more
stringent flood-proof building codes,
the provision of continuous systems of
blue-green infrastructure, as well as the
expansion of green and permeable open
spaces. The prioritization of the location
of these strategies were all determined
through a refined data driven aggregation
process, where environmental details,
performance and flood scenarios
were considered.

Performance Driven Design
Through the same process, we also
identified development appropriate
clusters throughout this yellow flux zone.
The process includes the optimization
of form, performance and details of land
parcels in different neighbourhoods.

May - Oct

Aug - Oct

The scaling down includes allowing for
a compatible set of unique codes to
be discovered through the processing
and analytics of well-curated subsets
of geo-physical data and development
needs. Here, each development cluster
is characterized by collected data on its
physical, environmental and temporal
conditions. The most fundamental of these
is the depth from surface to groundwater,
a parameter that influences soil storage,
building foundation type, land use, seasonal
flood condition, site-specific water
management options, and the effectiveness
of drainage system components.
By leveraging modern advances in
optimization algorithms and methodologies
such as generative design, the response
to a development cluster can be designed
systematically through well-defined goals,
parameters and performance metrics. For
example, to achieve the competing goals
of increasing land value while decreasing
flood risk, a proposed design is evaluated
by factors such as access to near-by critical

Jul - Sep

Legend

Legend

Legend

	
sfwmd_canals
HadCM3_NRC3_DifAveMayOct.out
Value
	
High : 2.84083
	
Low : -0.8875

	
sfwmd_canals
HadCM3_NRC3_DifAveAugOct.out
Value
	
High : 3.31067
	
Low : -0.367

	
sfwmd_canals
HadCM3_NRC3_DifAveJulSep.out
Value
	
High : 2.93633
	
Low : -0.815

infrastructure, percentage of land above
the average water-datum, or the distance
of the property parcel to other important
transportation, energy and potable
networks. Within this defined cluster, our
data-driven algorithm identified areas to
cut (make room for water) and fill (increase
height of flood datums) and, as such, a code
for the placement and setback of buildings,
location of new critical infrastructures, and
open space ratios. All optimized based on
different configurations, parameters, and
performance metrics.
This ultimately resulted in a novel set of
highly contextual and nuanced zoning
codes, uses, programs, building and
landscape typologies. By leveraging live
environmental data feeds in tandem with
a well-defined generative design process,
we can envisage new land-use types that
respond appropriately to rapidly changing
environments. The team organized these
codes along a matrix. The codes within
the matrix reflect a gradient of uses that
goes from the most dynamic, adaptable
and elastic elements of an urban region
(appearing along the wettest axis, such as
wetlands, marshes and parks spaces), to the
most fixed and static elements (appearing
along the driest; such as food, energy,
waste infrastructures, airports, transit hubs
and medical campuses). The ultimate goal
of this matrix is to capture the temporal,
environmental and spatial conditions of
the urban environment along a landscapederived continuum, versus a static reading
of the land.
Through the careful orchestration of data,
algorithms, and design intent, designers,
policy makers and stakeholders can
develop novel, more responsive, zoning
codes that enable climate resilient and
adaptive design strategies. As algorithms
continue to mature, and data streams
continue to become more prolific, it also
becomes easier to understand and create
structures for more complex urban design
problems. By incorporating the uncertainty
of shifting environmental systems with
the execute of urban codes, we have an
opportunity to develop a more robust and
dynamic understanding of our physical
environments. This may result in more
appropriate design solutions that better
respond to the environmental challenges
and uncertainties we face today.

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TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE
VIRTUALIZATION OF THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROCESS
LE PAYSAGE VIRTUEL COMME OUTIL DE TRAVAIL
DATA-DRIVEN ZONING CODES FOR CLIMATE ACTION
3D FAX MACHINES
LA TECHNOLOGIE À LA RESCOUSSE DE LA SENSIBILITÉ
CRITIQUE
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