Rising Tide: video interview for Montclair tv

Rising Tide: video interview for Montclair tv

‘So what can we do to protect our city from climate change?’ Every city in the world is asking itself that question, including Montclair, New Jersey, just across the river from New York. New Jersey and New York were hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. And that was the question that Gray Russell, sustainability officer of Montclair, put to me in our interview for a special edition of the local cable tv show ‘Greater Montclair’. I was in town to give two lectures in the month-long program Rising Tide at Montclair University. Read the article…

New York Times: ‘Sweet&Salt’ is required reading

New York Times: ‘Sweet&Salt’ is required reading

Following Hurricane Sandy, the New York Times wrote an article ‘Going with the flow’ related to my book ‘Sweet&Salt’. Michael Kimmelman looks at how Dutch water management can serve as an example for the United States. “I enlisted Tracy Metz to help me find useful lessons for New York in the Dutch example. An architecture critic based in Amsterdam, she is the co-author, with art historian Maartje van den Heuvel, of ‘Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch’, which should be required reading these days. Ms. Metz called in some Dutch officials and architects, and she took me to see the Maeslantkering, the giant sea gate guarding Rotterdam.”

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Sweet&Salt: book and exhibition

Sweet&Salt: book and exhibition

Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch is the title of an exhibition and a book on the relationship between the Low Countries and that element which is so fundamental to their landscape and their identity; water. Under pressure from climate change, the Netherlands are redefining their relationship to water, and in the process are subjecting the landscape to an extreme makeover. Read here the book in PDF.

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