DSI Reflecting on Summer 2022’s Community Design for Leaders Course

Andrea Cisneros (2017), Karina Davila (2017), and Marlyn Martinez Marrero (2017)

“An SMS service that helps communities adapt to climate change related problems of sea level rise and tidal flooding.”

Process Paper: (PDF)


Over the past two decades, global sea levels have risen roughly twice as fast as they did during the 20th century, and it is only expected to keep rising. Hi, Tide is a short messaging service (SMS) that allows residents in Rockaway, NY to easily report problems in their neighborhood that are related to sea level rise and tidal flooding. The project allows residents to become more familiar with these issues by focusing on a problem that is close to them and they deal with every day.

136 W 21st St,
5th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 592–2205