Temaiku Land and Urban Planning
Tamaiku Land and Urban Planning is a brave, necessary and compelling project that addresses one of the greatest injustices played out today – the loss of home, community, culture due to climate change.
Here, the nation of Kiribati consists of 33 low lying coral atolls across 3.5 million sq km of ocean making it one of the world’s most economically and physically vulnerable communities I the world due to sea level rise. The proposal for aims to mitigate the impact of sea level rise brought about by frequent storm surge inundation. The reclamation of 300ha of land from the sea offers hope to 35,000 people as they are relocated 2m above predicted 2200 ocean levels.
This project is centered on resilience, action and equality for all communities. It is an exemplar of climate change adaptation within the Pacific Islands and impressively, one where landscape architects are front and center in bringing about change for vulnerable communities.