Environment / Community / South Central, Connecticut

Regional Framework for Coastal Resilience in Southern Connecticut

Client: South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG)
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Making Connecticut's shoreline resilient

A first-of-its-kind planning and design process

The Regional Framework for Coastal Resilience utilized Hurricane Sandy appropriations to advance resilience concepts and designs across ten shoreline municipalities from Fairfield to Madison, Connecticut. The project included a planning phase focused on the challenge of re-casting gray and "hard" coastal resilience projects into green infrastructure, living shoreline and hybrid gray/green projects; and a design phase that resulted in the conceptual design of one resilience project per town.

Our services included:

Services in this unique project ranged from planning to design

Municipal planning and coordination
ArcGIS Online decision support tool
Topographic survey
Conceptual designs
Database of green infrastructure projects
Field assessment
Development of resilience design criteria
Database of coastal resilience projects
Risk characterization
Review and selection of sea level rise projections