Lowering the Risk, Catherine McCandless (MUP ’19)

As part of the second-semester core planning studio in 2018, Catherine McCandless (MUP ’19) made recommendations to the city of Lowell, MA around flood adaption and community resilience. Through engagement in a Flood Adaptation Study and adoption of a Community Preparedness Plan, she recommended that the city can preemptively plan for the reality of climate change while also enhancing and capitalizing on the utmost value and resilience of its historic canal system.