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RESILIENT EDGEMERE INITIATIVE

PLACEMAKING & URBAN DESIGN

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YEAR

CLIENT

ROLE

TEAM

AWARDS

2015 - ongoing

People of Edgemere, QN

Implementation project lead; project management research & community engagement; design & development strategy

NYC Housing Preservation & Development; various agencies and Mayoral Offices

Bloomberg Philanthropies Cities100 Award for Innovation in Climate Action

The devastating impacts of Superstorm Sandy brought to light the vulnerability of this economically distressed coastal community.  With housing recovery efforts underway, an opportunity emerged to rebuild community in a holistic and integrated way.
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Illustration: Department of City Planning

By peeling development away from vulnerable bayside coast, space opens up for regenerative uses like ecological restoration, urban agriculture and aquaculture, renewable energy generation and public access to the waterfront.

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Illustration: Department of City Planning

Affordable housing and retail development is terraced toward a transit-oriented spine.

Modest infill housing on vacant lots expands home ownership opportunities.