This project creates adaptive infrastructure based on outdated energy productions using tools that take advantage of the varying climate of 2040. Los Angeles’ physical and social infrastructures need to reflect the reality of energy scarcity. Our strategy provides a new framework of living that would serve as a foundation for people to fill in—a model for living with climate change and uncertain weather patterns. The project takes existing oil extraction practices and reverses them—from carbon extraction to carbon sequestration.
The project reclaims oil refinery and drill sites into alternative energy production, as well as showcasing experimental carbon capture methods. It also introduces car-exclusionary interventions around these production sites to remove public health risks. Programs of these interventions will demonstrate a new model for living with these alternative modes of energy production and carbon capture—food, housing, etc. Interventions are justified with real-world data and revenue studies to offset costs and generate profit from new energy production and resident health.