Looking to the Future

In Fall 2014 the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership worked with the Rutgers Landscape Architecture Graduate GeoDesign Studio to study current conditions in the Lower Raritan Watershed and evaluate different alternative futures and associated strategies.

The Rutgers GeoDesign Studio began the semester with a challenge: how to understand and describe the Lower Raritan Watershed in content, space and time. Building on a mid-term charrette in which students presented a comprehensive inventory and analysis of the study area, work then expanded towards a larger, more traditional GIS-based regional mapping project to challenge the region’s stakeholders in their thinking about the future of the river and the watershed. Rutgers LA Geodesign Studio Final Report.