Oregon Lottery sees betting handle and revenue rise in May

first_imgSports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 9th June 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Oregon Lottery sees betting handle and revenue rise in May The Oregon Lottery’s SBTech-powered Scoreboard sportsbook app has begun its recovery from the sporting shutdown caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19), with revenue and handle both rising in May. Topics: Sports betting The Oregon Lottery’s SBTech-powered Scoreboard sportsbook app has begun its recovery from the sporting shutdown caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19), with revenue and handle both rising in May.Turnover for the Scoreboard app rose 64.5% month-on-month to $7.3m (£5.8m/€6.5m), aided by strong consumer interest in table tennis and mixed martial arts (MMA).Table tennis, which has risen to the fore amid the suspension of other popular sports due to the pandemic, accounted for $3.8m of stakes, with customers placing 76,822 bets on the sport.MMA, meanwhile, saw stakes grow strongly from April, rising from just $14,850 to $1.0m in May.The return of soccer leagues such as South Korea’s K-League and Germany’s Bundesliga during the month helped amounts wagered rise to $977,485, making it the third most popular sport within Scoreboard.In total, 223,325 bets were placed via the app, up from 139,627, with 7,763 players active as of 31 May. The average stake across all sports and markets was $32.64, up 2.9% from the prior month.Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Oregon Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

TCU survives scare against SMU 56-37

first_imgGrant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Cornerback Ranthony Texada was injured in TCU’s victory. ReddIt printIt wasn’t pretty, but the TCU Horned Frog football team retained the Iron Skillet in a 56-37 win over the rival SMU Mustangs at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth on Saturday night.The no. 3 ranked Horned Frogs moved to 3-0 on the season after the win, which was the fourth straight victory for TCU against SMU and the seventh win in the last eight games against the Mustangs.SMU dropped to 1-2 on the season under first-year head coach Chad Morris.The victory was bittersweet for TCU, as the already-depleted defense suffered a loss in a season-ending leg injury to cornerback Ranthony Texada.Defensive lineman Terrell Lathan also exited the game early. TCU head coach Gary Patterson said that Lathan suffered an undisclosed injury that would possibly sideline him for the next game, although he is expected to return later in the season. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ + posts Shaun Nixon makes a reception in TCU’s 56-37 over SMU in Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth Saturday night. Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. The secondary featured a rotating cast of players that TCU head coach Gary Patterson said would have to play better if the team is going to continue to win.“It’s a frustration for a team that’s used to historically being very proud about playing defense,” Patterson said.SMU put up 508 total yards of offense, the most yardage allowed by the Frogs since last year’s loss to Baylor.Mustang wide receivers Courtland Sutton and Ryheem Morris tore up the TCU secondary on several deep balls down the sidelines. Sutton finished with 115 yards on four catches with a touchdown.Patterson said that cornerbacks Corry O’Meally and Torrance Mosley, who were thrust into the spotlight as a result of the injuries, needed to take advantage of their newfound playing time.“If you don’t like the fire, get out of the pan,” Patterson said.The offense, which put up 720 total yards, will have to continue to bear the brunt of the load for the Frogs, Patterson said.“I said at the beginning of the year that the offense was probably going to have to carry us,” Patterson said, “and I don’t think that’s changed.”“I think they have the ability to do so if Boykin stays healthy,” Patterson said. “We have to understand that every possession counts.”The bright spot for the Frogs came from speedy freshman receiver and return man KaVontae Turpin. Turpin, whom fellow receiver Ty Slanina described after the game as “quick as sin,” turned what seemed to be a simple 3-yard slant route into a 61-yard touchdown on TCU’s first offensive drive.Turpin finished with 79 yards receiving on two catches. He had 111 combined return yards, including a 38 yard kickoff return that he almost took all the way to the end zone.“Turpin’s just a ballplayer,” Patterson said. “He gets it.”“The last guy that got it like he does as a freshman was (former TCU wide receiver and current NFL player) Jeremy Kerley.”As TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin said with a smile postgame, Turpin has “the juice right now.”“Every time he touches the ball he makes something happen,” Boykin said.Boykin himself totaled 504 total yards of offense in yet another strong performance. The senior had 454 yards through the air with 5 touchdown passes and an interception to go along with 50 yards on the ground and a rushing TD.Aaron Green had 165 yards rushing, with an average of 7.8 yards per carry. Green had two one-yard touchdown runs on the night.Josh Doctson moved into solo second place in the TCU career rankings for touchdown receptions with 18 after catching two against the Mustangs. His second, a diving catch in the end zone with 6:32 remaining in the 4th quarter, ended a 20-0 run for SMU.For SMU, quarterback Matt Davis had 330 yards passing to compliment 62 yards rushing. The junior had two touchdowns on the ground and one through the air.Davis’s scrambling ability kept several plays alive for SMU. The TCU defensive line, which normally preys on opposing quarterbacks, had only three sacks on the day.The Mustangs also broke TCU’s streak of 27 straight games with a caused turnover.“Give SMU and Chad Morris a lot of credit,” Patterson said. “We have a really good offense, and they fought themselves back into the game.”“I think they’re going to win a lot more ball games.”TCU trailed for the first time all season after the Mustangs scored on their opening drive.Boykin’s 242 first-half passing yards helped ease the tension caused by SMU’s fast start among TCU fans in the packed stadium.The Frogs held a 28-17 lead at the half before racing out to a 42-17 lead midway through the 3rd quarter.SMU answered back with 20 unanswered points to tighten the score to 42-37 with 8:20 remaining in the 4th quarter before TCU ended the game on a 14-0 run.TCU moves on to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-0) at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday, September 26. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU defeated SMU 56-37 in Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth Saturday night. Linkedin Facebook ReddIt Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Josh Doctson in the end zone during TCU’s 56-37 victory over SMU Saturday night. Previous articleTCU leads SMU 28-17 at halfNext articleCalling all food fanatics, the State Fair of Texas is here Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip KaVontae Turpin celebrates his 61-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. The TCU defense held the Mustangs to 508 yards of total offense. 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Sizzle Reel Season 2 Episode 5

first_imgFacebook Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West William Konig William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Twitter ReddIt Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectations William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should Facebook printJoin William Konig and Elizabeth Campbell as they discuss their opinions of the new Tom Cruise movie American Made. William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Previous articleTCU aims to dismantle stereotypes as it hosts Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day SymposiumNext articleHoroscope: October 3, 2017 William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Linkedin William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/last_img read more

Appeal for information following burglary and attempted burglary in Derry

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal Deputy says new rules introduced by Government will hinder Credit UnionsNext articleMotorists advised to avoid non-essential travel as Storm Frank hits Donegal admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Appeal for information following burglary and attempted burglary in Derry WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By admin – December 29, 2015 Google+center_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterest Police at Strand Road are appealing for information about a burglary in the Clooney area of Derry.Constable McGuinness, the investigating officer,  said that yesterday afternoon a woman returned to her home at Lower Violet Street to find it had been broken into.  A sum of money was stolen.The incident is thought to have occurred after 7.30pm on Sunday, 27th .Meanwhile, also over the weekend, an attempt was made to break into another house in the street.Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Homepage BannerNews Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Jazz Release Salt Lake Summer League Schedule

first_imgTickets are on sale now.  Written by Robert Lovell May 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz Release Salt Lake Summer League Schedule Tags: NBA Summer League/Salt Lake City Summer League/Utah Jazzcenter_img The four-team, six-game showcase tips off on July 1st at Vivint Smart Home Arena.  The Jazz will be present along with the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies.  The Jazz will also take part in the Las Vegas Summer League later in July. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The schedule for the 2019 Salt Lake City Summer League is now available. last_img

Scoreboard roundup — 11/21/19

first_imgNovember 22, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/21/19 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMilwaukee 137, Portland 129New Orleans 124, Phoenix 121NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBoston 3 Buffalo 2Philadelphia 5 Carolina 3Columbus 5 Detroit 4Florida 5 Anaheim 4 — OTN-Y Islanders 4 Pittsburgh 3 — OTMinnesota 3 Colorado 2Vancouver 6 Nashville 3St. Louis 5 Calgary 0Tampa Bay 4 Chicago 2Dallas 5 Winnipeg 3Toronto 3 Arizona 1San Jose 2, Vegas 1 — OTLos Angeles 5, Edmonton 1NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEHouston 20, Indianapolis 17TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLDuke 87, California 52Texas Tech 72, Tennessee St. 57Arizona 71, S. Dakota St. 64Villanova 98, Middle Tennessee 69Xavier 73, Towson 51Georgetown 82, Texas 66Baylor 76, Ohio 53Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Saint Mary’s Thursday

first_img Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Saint Mary’s Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMORAGA, Calif.-Thursday, BYU men’s basketball (9-3, 0-1 in West Coast Conference play) visits Saint Mary’s (9-3, 0-1 in WCC play) as the conference season ensues for both squads.The Cougars score 78.1 points per game, ranking BYU 75th nationally in scoring offense. Defensively, the Cougars rank 152nd nationally in scoring defense (68.9 points per game) tying them for 152nd nationally with Creighton.Senior guard Alex Barcello is the Cougars’ leading scorer (16.3 points per game). Barcello also leads the squad in assists (58) and is tied for the team lead in steals (10) with senior guard Brandon Averette.Other Cougars to score in double figures on-average include senior Dutch national forward/center Matt Haarms (11.2 points per game, leads the team in blocked shots with 18) and Averette (10.2 points per game).Freshman forward Caleb Lohner (6.5 rebounds per game) continues to lead the Cougars on the glass.In his second season at BYU, head coach Mark Pope is 33-11 (.750). He is 110-67 (.621) as a Division I head coach, including his time at Utah Valley (2015-2019).Saint Mary’s scores 68.9 points per game, ranking the Gaels 240th nationally in scoring offense.Defensively, Saint Mary’s surrenders 60.9 points per game. This ranks the Gaels 16th nationally in scoring defense.The Gaels’ leading scorer is redshirt senior guard Tommy Kuhse (14.8 points per game). Kuhse also leads the squad in assists (68) and steals (21).Other Gaels to score in double-figures include junior guard Logan Johnson (11 points per game), Australian national sophomore guard/forward Alex Ducas (10.9 points per game, tied for the team lead in rebounds [5.3] with Estonian national Matthias Tass, who scores 10.1 points per game).Tass also leads Saint Mary’s in blocked shots with 10.In his 20th season at the helm of the Gaels’ program, head coach Randy Bennett is 449-185 (.708).Saint Mary’s leads BYU 16-15 all-time. January 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Saint Mary’s Thursday Brad James Written bylast_img read more

News story: Changes anticipated for marine licensing fees and charges

first_imgThe costs associated with marine licence applications made to the Marine Management Organisation are planned to change from 1 September 2018.This follows a consultation held by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on proposals to revise marine licensing application fees, held between December 2017 and February 2018. The consultation outlined changes needed in order to maintain marine licence applicant fee rates in-line with the costs incurred by the MMO in determining a marine licence application.The fee rate for a marine licence has not been changed since 2014. Since that time, the cost of determining a marine licence application has increased. These changes will help to ensure that the cost of a marine licence is not subsidised by the UK tax payer.Defra has now published its response to the consultation and laid a Statutory Instrument in Parliament to provide the legal basis for the changes to take place.Marine licensing fees from 1 SeptemberThe planned implementation date for the changes to marine licence application fees is 1 September 2018. The impact of the changes depend on the band of marine licence applied for and when the application is received/determined.The MMO will soon update its guidance to reflect the new proposed fees. The main change is a revision of the hourly fee rate from £94 to £122 for Band 2 and 3 applicants.From 1 September 2018 onwards: new Band 2 and 3 applications received by the MMO will be charged the new hourly rate. This includes pre-application work (EIA Screening and Scoping, Environmental Statement Reviews, sample plans and Development Consent Orders (DCOs) pre-application work), marine licence applications, and discretionary charges (enquiries). marine licence variations, and post-consent work on marine licences and DCOs will remain at £94 per hour. travel costs will be charged at the new hourly rate (where applicable), and will no longer be capped. Travel and subsistence costs will also be charged. MMO will publish details of their travel and subsistence policy shortly. Ensuring service standards are published on the MMO website and the delivery against these standards is monitored and reported Ongoing monitoring of the marine licensing regime, with any opportunity to pass on efficiency savings to be considered under the next review of marine licensing application fees Reviewing and publishing guidance on travelling relating to marine licence applications, using comments received as part of the consultation to inform this Considering whether other specific activities could be added to the list of Band 1 activities when regulations are next reviewed. There will be a number of Band 2 applications ongoing at 1 September 2018 where the MMO has not yet made a determination. The MMO will introduce transitional arrangements for these and will provide bespoke advice and calculation of fees to applicants.Band 2 applicants will continue to be charged under the old fee regime until they are determined. However the cap on total costs payable for the existing 2E category will be based on the new arrangements as this is set at a lower level than under the existing scheme.There will be no transitional arrangements for Band 3 applications, ongoing cases will be charged at the new rate from 1 September.Improvements to the marine licensing serviceThe consultation and Government response explain how the MMO has continued to improve marine licensing systems and processes and is committed to further enhancing these. Such changes, introduced since 2015 as part of a marine licensing improvement programme, are estimated to have collectively saved businesses around half a million pounds a year.One such change was a self-service approach for some low-risk applications, which was included in the consultation.In responding to the consultation the Government has made a number of commitments to further improve the marine licensing process and systems to make them more transparent and efficient. These commitments include: The MMO welcomes feedback from marine licensing customers in order to further improve the system to meet their needs and continue to offer value for money.last_img read more

Bad knees through the ages

first_imgThe average American today is twice as likely to be diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis as in the years before World War II, Harvard scientists say. And the reasons are less clear than you might think.Based on a study of more than 2,000 skeletons from cadaveric and archaeological collections across the United States, a Harvard report is the first to definitively show that knee osteoarthritis prevalence has dramatically increased in recent decades.The findings, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also upend the belief that the disease is a wear-and-tear condition widespread today because people live longer and are more likely to be obese.“Before this study, it was assumed without having been tested that the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis has changed over time,” said first author Ian Wallace, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Daniel Lieberman, the Edwin M. Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences and senior author of the study.“We were able to show, for the first time, that this pervasive cause of pain is actually twice as common today than even in the recent past. But the even bigger surprise is that it’s not just because people are living longer or getting fatter, but for other reasons likely related to our modern environments.”Osteoarthritis affects an estimated one-third of Americans over age 60, and is implicated in more disability than almost any other musculoskeletal disorder.“Understanding the origins of knee osteoarthritis is an urgent challenge because the disease is almost entirely untreatable apart from joint replacement, and once someone has knee osteoarthritis, it creates a vicious circle,” Lieberman said. “People become less active, which can lead to a host of other problems, and their health ends up declining at a more rapid rate.”Wallace and Lieberman think that their study has the potential to change the popular perception of knee osteoarthritis as an inevitable consequence of aging, creating momentum behind efforts to prevent the disease — much like we now do with heart disease.“There are a lot of well-understood risk factors for heart disease, so doctors can advise their patients to do certain things to decrease their chances of getting it,” Lieberman said. “We think knee osteoarthritis belongs in the same category because it’s evidently more preventable than commonly assumed. But to prevent the disease more work needs to be done to figure out its causes.”Knee arthritis is twice as common today as in the mid-20th century says first author Ian Wallace. “It’s not just because people are living longer or getting fatter, but for other reasons likely related to our modern environments.” Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe researchers’ initial goal was to determine how old the disease actually is, and whether it is really on the rise.“There are famous examples in the fossil record of individuals, even Neanderthals, with osteoarthritis,” Lieberman said. “But we thought, let’s look at the data, because nobody had really done that in a comprehensive way before.”Wallace crisscrossed the country to examine skeletons spanning more than 6,000 years to search for a telltale sign of osteoarthritis.“When your cartilage erodes away, and two bones that comprise a joint come into direct contact, they rub against each other, causing a glass-like polish to develop,” Wallace said. “That polish, called eburnation, is so clear and obvious that we can use it to very accurately diagnose osteoarthritis in skeletal remains.”The data Wallace collected was combined with analyses from other researchers, creating a large pool of older individuals from three broad time periods — prehistoric times, early industrial times (mainly the 1800s), and the modern post-industrial era.“The most important comparison is between the early industrial and modern samples,” Lieberman said. “Because we had data on each individual’s age, sex, body weight, ethnicity, and in many cases, their occupation and cause of death, we were able to correct for a number of factors that we considered important covariates. So using careful statistical methods, we are able to say that if you were born after World War II you have approximately twice the likelihood of getting knee osteoarthritis at a given age or BMI than if you were born earlier.”Wallace and Lieberman are now working to identify what factors may be behind the increase. An evolutionary approach has been critical, they said.“Epidemiology typically looks at large cohorts of individuals living today to search for associations between a disease and risk factors,” Lieberman said. “That’s a powerful and valuable method, but it has one critical imitation, which is that the world today is different in many ways from the world in the past, hiding important risk factors that are either no longer prevalent or have become ubiquitous. An evolutionary perspective opens new opportunities to test for associations we might not be able to study in populations like modern-day America.”Ultimately, Wallace and Lieberman hope their work inspires new research aimed at preventing knee osteoarthritis.“Knee osteoarthritis is not a necessary consequence of old age,” Lieberman said. “We should think of this as a partly preventable disease. Wouldn’t it be great if people could live to be 60, 70, or 80 and never get knee osteoarthritis in the first place? Right now, our society is barely focusing on prevention in any way, shape, or form, so we need to redirect more interest toward preventing this and other so-called diseases of aging.”The study was supported with funding from the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation and the American School of Prehistoric Research (Harvard University).last_img read more

Protecting P-town

first_img Landscape rehabilitator Handel proposes adapting pragmatically to sea-level rise And now, land may be sinking The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Cohen has met with local officials to share student ideas and hopes to organize an exhibition of their projects in time for town’s 400th birthday celebration next year. He plans to host another studio on Provincetown’s rising seas incorporating landscape engineering questions that consider how environmental forces will affect the land’s shape, and have students consider how political forces might impact townwide efforts.“My goal was to find models to build on the idiosyncrasy and intricacy of the city,” Cohen said. “I hope this can contribute to the discussion and help people to imagine collective solutions that are cognizant of a character of urban life that isn’t so overridingly planned as to neutralize all of that idiosyncrasy.”The students — many of whom had never been to P-town — were asked to see the town through the eyes of the painters who still flock to the area to capture the wondrous natural light, ocean vistas, and ramshackle architectural charm.“Most of the painters in Provincetown have looked at the architecture a lot, and that’s very moving for us architects because they brought all of those issues of the light and the effervescent character of it, the color of the light, the shadows,” he said. “It’s very romantic. That’s why I’m so passionate about rebuilding it the right way. We can’t have it be cold and aloof.  We’ve got to rebuild it so that the [Edward] Hopper of 100 years from now will paint. That’s what I want.” With two-thirds of the town surrounded by federally protected natural seashore, building has long been tightly confined to the narrow crescent of land facing Cape Cod Bay, creating what Cohen calls an “intimacy” and “spontaneity” town-wide that’s felt most acutely on Commercial Street.Cohen started thinking about how the town could fall victim to a catastrophic weather event and, in a misguided attempt to fortify itself physically or hastily rebuild damaged structures with only functionality as a guide, could lose the unique architectural, cultural, and natural elements that make it so special.“I think for me the trauma of imagining it has so much to do with my love for the architectural character, the particular scale of the city, how coherent and close-knit an experience it is, and the ‘land’s end’ nature of it as a city which has this long tradition as a place of artistic culture,” said Cohen.Wanting to find a way to contribute, Cohen led a studio for GSD architecture students last semester to begin studying how Provincetown might ward off the oncoming seas while still retaining its history and the delicate interplay of the natural and human-made environment.“The architecture, the urban form of the way it is laid out in that natural context, is just so exceptional, and if we’re going to look at the future, we have to hold that in our minds as much as we do the practical questions of contending … with the crises that the rising sea will bring,” he said.Student projects took one of three approaches: attack the water by building on piers or lifts that could be raised and lowered; defend against the water by constructing levees or other short-term barriers to keep it at bay; or retreat from the shoreline to higher ground, moving inland or building towers that rise above water levels.“My goal was that we would do two things,” Cohen said. “We’d go way out there and be very speculative … and also push ourselves … into a long-distant future where the water is quite high and the storm events are repeated and too much to deal with in the way we are now.”Students imagined a new reality that locals would accept — one that integrated P-town’s cultural history, the unexpected juxtapositions of beaches, businesses, and private homes packed cheek-to-jowl, the moments of whimsy and natural beauty next to decay and the risqué — “everything that makes it wonderful.” They then came up with ideas that are “realistic enough” that people can see themselves living there.“The thing I found so fascinating in Provincetown [is] there’s a lot of beautiful buildings,” said Ben Hait, M.Arch. II ’19, who proposed repositioning the harbor and floating buildings out over the water. “But the thing I found most beautiful wasn’t any one building, but rather the relationships between the buildings. And so that became a framework from which to change how I was thinking about design up until that point.”,Traditionally, Hait said, architects design site-specific buildings. “But this is a slightly different context,” he continued. “And so, when you’re designing many buildings, it’s the relationships between them that can come together to form something special or something unusual, and that became the genesis of my project.”“The most remarkable feature of the town is a kind of quaint hyperdensity — the intimacy of neighbors looking into each other’s backyards, kitchens, and even bedrooms and bathrooms. I remember walking down the main thoroughfare and being startled to see somebody in their bed through their street-facing window,” said Ian Miley, M.Arch. AP ’20, who proposed tower-like structures rising from the water’s edge. “This kind of unusual social organization was also complemented by the sense of living in harmony with, but also at the mercy of, the sea and the dune system flanking the town. It was quite apparent how vulnerable P-town is to climatic events, but perhaps surprising to see a kind of celebration and embrace of that precarious situation.”Miley said he found the studio “super successful from a pedagogical perspective,” even though it was admittedly experimental and no one, including Cohen, could precisely predict where things were headed. “We collectively imagined that architecture could take a proactive, as opposed to reactive, stance toward climate change.”Hait agreed, noting that some “very exciting” ideas came out of the studio.“It was a fascinating experience for me as a student because it was different scale of design thinking,” he said. “We are obviously exposed to a lot of curriculum around that idea, but there’s a scale to it [in P-town] that is distinctly architectural.” Transforming the ‘coastal squeeze’ from climate change Provincetown, Mass., has long captivated imaginations and lured souls to the tip of Cape Cod — from the Wampanoag people to the Mayflower Pilgrims who docked there before heading to Plymouth, to Henry David Thoreau, playwright Tennessee Williams, and poet Mary Oliver.Surrounded by expansive natural wetlands and beaches, P-town, as it’s commonly known, was a busy commercial fishing port through the 19th century. It became better known as a Bohemian summer enclave and theater/arts colony through the 1940s, before its rebirth in the 1970s as an idyllic LGBTQ summer mecca that today attracts visitors from around the world.Preston Scott Cohen, Gerald M. McCue Professor in Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, readily admits he’s been smitten by P-town since the late 1980s, when he first started visiting regularly. Despite its remote location, the town has a rich architectural tradition and an appreciation for its history, with examples of diverse building styles, from tiny fisherman’s shacks to a Walter Gropius home, that date back to the 1700s.Like many, Cohen has grown sentimental and protective of the town over the years. So when Hurricane Sandy flooded cities and towns along the East Coast in 2012, causing more than $70 billion in damage, he said the prospect of the ocean washing away his beloved oasis became too real.“I was really upset to imagine that these buildings that are quite aged and have so much character would someday be replaced by buildings I would not be happy about or by some kind of rebuilding,” he said. “I didn’t want to imagine this loss of these buildings.”,“My goal was to find models to build on the idiosyncrasy and intricacy of the city.” — Preston Scott Cohen (pictured above) Study suggests mid-Atlantic is getting lower, which may exacerbate effects of sea-level rise Relatedlast_img read more