The UN Sustainable Development Goals are an urgent call for action. By applying the principles of sustainable architecture, engineering, and science to the designs of urban infrastructure, it is possible to support these goals in order to sustain marine resources, enhance biodiversity, contribute to cleaner environments, and reduce carbon emission.
Discuss the key environmental issues related to the design of coastal and marine infrastructure, and how they impact conservation of natural habitats through the design of urban marine seascapes.
Address the means for applying principles related to “urban nature” that are commonly assimilated in terrestrial urban projects to urban seascapes.
Discuss how incorporating living elements in an urban environment can mitigate climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of terrestrial and marine infrastructure, while improving resilience and sustainability.
Present innovative technologies and design strategies to communicate complex ecological information and increase the biological productivity and ecological value of urban terrestrial and marine infrastructure.