Landscape architecture focuses on the relationship between the natural and the built environment. As we move towards an uncertain future, our methods for understanding that relationship must shift from reliance on what we know about our environment, to what we can anticipate for the future. It is our job, our responsibility, to ensure that the communities we serve are moving to reduce their contributions to greenhouse gas emissions, to prepare for disaster, and to ensure their sustainable future. It is our generation of landscape architects who must now and often, advocate for conserving ecosystems and transforming society.
Primer Four focuses on the options for response to rising waters, ranging from persisting in place to migration to better circumstances.