Josh Marks

Interboro’s ‘Living with the Bay’ Resiliency Plan Scores $125 Million to Protect Long Island from Future Storms

by , 06/05/14

Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County’s South Shore from Rebuild by Design on Vimeo.

Interboro partnered with Apex, Bosch Slabbers, Center for Urban Pedagogy, David Rusk, Deltares, H+N+S, IMG Rebel, NJIT Infrastructure Planning Program, Palmbout Urban Landscapes, Project Projects, RFA Investments and TU Delft on the plan to protect Long Island’s coastal areas. Living with the Bay includes plans for mitigating damage from stormwater runoff, storm surge and sea level rise by restoring the sediment system and strategically placing marshes, dikes and cross-structures along urban edges. These flood-prevention strategies are envisioned for Long Island’s barrier islands, wetlands and lowlands.

Related: Rebuild By Design Competition Winners Announced – $1 Billion Awarded to Protect East Coast From Future Storms

The project will transform rivers and streams into “blue-green corridors” that would both store and filter water to prevent storm surge flooding while at the same time improving the water quality of the bay. As the title of the plan implies, it also addresses the need for more urban development and residences in high and dry land near public transportation.

+ Interboro Partners

+ Living with the Bay

Images via Rebuild by Design

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