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Integrating Natural Infrastructure into Urban Coastal Resilience: Howard Beach, Queens

Integrating Natural Infrastructure into Urban Coastal Resilience: Howard Beach, Queens

Freed, Adam and Erin Percifull, Charlotte Kaiser, Jonathan Goldstick, Matthew Wilson, and Emily Maxwell

This case study provides a first of its kind look at how natural defenses, in conjunction with built infrastructure, can help protect our communities from the impacts of climate change. Given New York City's density, in many parts of the City it is more cost-effective to protect people and property from climate risks at the neighborhood or regional scale than home by home or through relocation. This case study is focused on neighborhood scale protection alternatives and offers a methodology that could be replicated and applied to other coastal communities to evaluate the efficacy and relative costs and benefits of potential coastal resilience strategies. 

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Release DateDecember 2013
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