Rising seas are a frightening reality for coastal communities, including many historic towns that have been built right to the water’s edge over the last few centuries. Provincetown, Massachusetts, at the tip of Cape Cod, is a perfect example of this kind of community. But what happens to the character of the place when sea level rise forces it to adapt?
Architecture students at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design took this as a challenge in a course called: "The Future of Provincetown." It's led by Preston Scott Cohen, a professor of architecture at Harvard University’s graduate school of design. We had Scott join us in the studio, along with one of his students, Adam Sherman, who is also a Master of Architecture Candidate at Harvard University’s graduate school of design.