Interactive Planning Workshop
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Staten Island, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Living, Growing Breakwaters are proposed Staten Island’s South Shore. You can help shape this project!
This event is the second public outreach workshop planned for this phase of Rebuild By Design. Please attend to hear more about the project, engage in its design, and see how the comments from the first event have influenced the project designs and programs. Refreshments Served
About Living, Growing Breakwaters
Selected as one of ten design teams, SCAPE Landscape Architecture’s layered strategy for Raritan Bay and Staten Island introduces protective breakwaters and interior tidal flats that can dissipate wave energy and slow water, while rebuilding sustainable oyster populations within the ecosystem. Working with locally impacted communities and schools, a range of alternative futures can be developed that are effective, resilient, and complimentary to the ongoing shoreline work of the region.
Focusing specifically on the South Shore of Staten Island, communities that potentially stand to benefit from this project’s mitigating impacts include areas of Tottenville, Lemon Creek, Crescent Beach, Great Kills Harbor as well as ecologically sensitive areas such as Mount Loretto. This event is the second public outreach workshop planned for this phase of the Rebuild By Design competition. Please attend to hear more about the project, engage in its design, and see how the comments from the first event have influenced the project designs and programs.
About Rebuild by Design
When & Where
Rebuild by Design and SCAPE Landscape Architecture
SCAPE Landscape Architecture is a landscape architecture and urban design/ planning firm based in Downtown Manhattan. The firm previously worked on the Coastal Protection strategies of the City's Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency report in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Rebuild by Design is an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and the Department of Housing and Urban Development aimed at addressing structural and environmental vulnerabilities that Sandy exposed in communities throughout the region and developing fundable solutions to better protect residents from future climate events.