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The photographer Nathan Kensinger analyze the change of New York’s landscape and waterfronts due to climate change and discusses whether it is better to build up or scale back. In his article, he took example of two communities in New York in which those change appear clear, so he can provide a better understanding of his observation. Oakwood Beach in Staten Island and Long Island City in Queens were the two examples taken by Kensinger to highlight the conflict visions they represent for the city’s future because of their different ideas that they have developed in the previous 5 years. First, he started to talk about Long Island City, which has undergone big change in terms of construction by demolishing a lot of building apartments, businesses, galleries etc., and being replaced by residential towers, skyscrapers and it led to an increase of the population’s density because the new residents are moving to habited there. Then, he addressed the case of Oakwood Beach, which has been inundated by a hurricane and after that, all of the buildings have been removed and being replaced by nature as process of managed retreat. So, the future vision for New York’s waterfront which is better for the city is the Oakwood Beach’s managed retreat because by this process it is possible to reduce both erosion and coastal flooding, also it helps the people who were living there to move out from the water which can put them in danger if there is a storm or hurricane. And according to Kensinger, “ We...

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