When Houses Float Instead of Flood

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

As Ontario deals with the fallout of another year of heavy spring flooding, many are wondering how the province can avoid a future of the dreaded cycle of flood, rebuild, repeat. For Elizabeth English, associate professor of architecture at the University of Waterloo, it's all about learning to live with water. She is founder and director of the Buoyant Foundation Project which designs and builds houses that float rather than flood. She joins Nam Kiwanuka to discuss her work.
Episode:
Magic in the Modern Metropolis; Amphibious Architecture
Related tags:
Environment Science & Tech
Aired:
May 27, 2019
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