RISE: An Ideas Competition Adressing Sea Level Rise
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
SFU’s Segal Building,
500 Granville Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1W6
Vancouver , Canada
RISE is an open ideas competition addressing sea level rise in Metro Vancouver. It’s a way for anyone in our diverse community to develop innovative ideas that will help us to adapt and thrive – faster than the waters that surround us.SFU Public Square is proud to host RISE through the generous support of Vancouver Foundation’s Smart and Caring Communities Initiative. Our aim is to raise awareness of this important issue and provide the space for innovative ideas to emerge.
Sea level rise is a problem we can’t afford to ignore in Metro Vancouver. Recent reports predict the ocean that surrounds our communities will rise by 1metre by 2100(1), putting housing, transportation and ecosystems at major risk while causing significant economic losses(2). Adapting and thriving in the future will rely on putting our best creative and practical minds together. That’s where you come in. There are lots of ways to think about sea level rise. The ideas competition is designed to be broad enough to allow for multiple perspectives on the issue, rewarding ideas that deliver balanced and meaningful benefits. Head over to the challenge for all the details on your brief, and read more about the judging criteria to find out how your ideas will be scored.