Presentation: Sea Rise Vision for Venice

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    Monday, December 10, 2018

As Sea Levels Rise - USC Architecture + Landscape Architecture Design Team Envision the Future of Venice, CA

The slow creep of sea level rise is occurring worldwide. Venice, CA, the most vulnerable area in Southern California, will face catastrophic conditions with as little as 3 feet of sea level rise, threatening hundreds of thousands of people and billions of dollars in infrastructure. That number is also expected to increase into the next century as ocean waters warm and expand and more water is added from melting glaciers. According to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report released just days ago, Southern California is expected to see 4’ of sea rise before 2100.*

On December 10, 2018, a team of 23 Architecture and Graduate Landscape Architecture students, led by Professors Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA and Tracee Mariane Johnson, will present visions and scenario planning on how coastal Venice, CA can adapt to rising sea levels and strengthen disaster resilience.

For more information, contact Tracee Mariane Johnson at (315) 247-1233 or

The presentation will occur at the USC School of Architecture and is open to the public.

Related Links: Fourth National Climate Assessment