Students and faculty from PennDesign are developing landscape proposals and scenarios to engage San Cristóbal residents in imagining the impacts of future growth on their island. These proposals are focused on projects that can improve the public space and environmental conditions of the urban environment, which have not received the same attention as the protected areas of the National Park.

A second project involves shoreline mapping of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno’s waterfront. This project will develop a digital topo-bathy model and tidal gauge registration, which will serve as the basis for understanding the potential impacts of sea-level rise, storm surge, and tsunami inundation in the populated coastal zone of the island.