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Retreat from a Rising SeaHard Choices in an Age of Climate Change$
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Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231168441

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.001.0001

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Cities on the Brink

Cities on the Brink

(p.65) 5 Cities on the Brink
Retreat from a Rising Sea

Orrin H. Pilkey

Linda Pilkey-Jarvis

Keith C. Pilkey

Columbia University Press

Coastal cities around the world will be greatly affected by sea-level rise. Cities at particular risk include Rotterdam, Dhaka, Mumbai, Newark-New York, Miami, Lagos, and Jakarta. The margins of many cities are built on landfill. This is especially so for Boston and provides a major flooding hazard for the downtown. It is essential that cities begin detailed planning now for their sea-level rise response. Retreat will be necessary along the margins of most coastal cities.

Keywords:   landfill, Great Garuda, seawalls, flooding accommodation

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