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Proposes new paradigms for the evolution of water-based settlements. From retrofitting the metropolis to envisioning future development on the water, we advocate a reconsideration of fluvial and coastal urbanism and a recalibration of our settlement patterns in the context of climate variability; sea-level rise and flooding; water, waste, mobility, and energy management; global economic shifts; post-industrial legacies; urban retreat, environmental migration and population growth within an urbanizing world.

Founded on the Preservation Institute Nantucket model, Preservation Institute St. Augustine (PISA) was created to offer specialized training in the documentation of historic buildings and laboratory analysis, and conservation of architectural materials and finishes. The work of PISA informs ongoing efforts to preserve America’s oldest city.

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