Kate Orff profiled in the New Yorker

August 02, 2021

In the August 9 print issue of The New Yorker, sociologist Eric Klinenberg profiled Kate Orff,  faculty director of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes.   Kate talks about designing nature-based solutions to the climate crisis. 


“We’ve spent the past one hundred years dredging out everything for shipping and hardening the edges. Now we have a different climate, and we need a different approach.”

Kate has been a leading voice for nature based solutions to the climate crisis through the work of her Landscape Architecture practice SCAPE, her urban design education at GSAPP and her applied research at CRCL.   The author travels with Kate to the beaches of Staten Island, the coastal marshes of Louisiana, and a warehouse in Brooklyn where young oysters are cultivated that will one day help to protect New York City from coastal storms.  

Read “Manufacturing Nature” by Eric Klinenberg in the August 8, 2021 New Yorker or on-line at the link below