Urban Adaptations for Rising Sea Levels

Urban Adaptations for Rising Sea Levels

Throughout 2015 the Hammer and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability explore the most pressing issues surrounding the current and future state of water in our series The Next Wave.

Sea levels are expected to rise dramatically over the next 50 to 100 years, and coastal cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, and Shanghai are especially vulnerable. Leading landscape architects, city planners, engineers, and architects discuss adaptations for flood-proofing in our wetter, warmer future. With UC Berkley Professor of Landscape Architecture Kristina Hill, coastal geomorphologist Jeremy Lowe, and civil engineer Peter Wijsman.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

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All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.