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Laura Marett joins SCAPE and firm announces 2022 promotions

Jan 6, 2022

Happy New Year to our clients, colleagues and friends. This month, we’re excited to share a number of updates to SCAPE’s leadership, operations, design and marketing teams: First, Laura Marett joins the firm as SCAPE’s first-ever Director of Landscape Planning, bringing a wide range of experience across scales and project types over thirteen years at

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Living Breakwaters on NBC

Dec 20, 2021

This weekend, NBC News Now aired a piece on Living Breakwaters. In conversation with reporter Andrew Stern, Founding Principal Kate Orff and Planning Principal Pippa Brashear discuss the layered, protective benefits of natural infrastructure—and the urgency to fund and implement blue-green projects at scale. Watch the full segment here. Special thanks to the Billion Oyster

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SCAPE at ASLA 2021

Nov 17, 2021

At this year’s ASLA Conference in Nashville, SCAPE is participating in six panels. To clients, partners and friends of the firm – we look forward to seeing you in person! For those unable to attend, follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates. Browse the full conference agenda here. Saturday, November 20 In the Middle,

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Gothamist/WNYC takes a look behind the scenes of Living Breakwaters

Nov 17, 2021

For WNYC/Gothamist, photographer and writer Nathan Kensinger took a look behind the scenes on the construction of Living Breakwaters. Pippa Brashear—SCAPE’s Planning Principal, who has worked on the project for nearly a decade—spoke with Kensinger about the multiple risk reduction benefits of the project: “The harbor is still a rich estuary, but if you look

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BDC Redevelopment wins SARA-NY Merit Award in Urban Design

Nov 4, 2021

The BDC Redevelopment, a collaboration between Dattner, SCAPE and Langan, received a Merit Award in Urban Design for SARA-NY’s 2021 Design Awards. Situated on a 28-acre site at the edge of New York City, the BDC Redevelopment is an ambitious master plan created through a public private partnership that includes the state and the city;

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Living Breakwaters on Good Morning America

Nov 3, 2021

This morning, ABC’s Ginger Zee joined the construction crew for Living Breakwaters out on the Weeks Marine equilibrium barge in Raritan Bay to see construction progress and discuss the importance of natural infrastructure—part of Good Morning America’s coverage of climate adaptation across the U.S. during COP26. Watch the full segment here.

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‘Why Ecology is the Infrastructure of the Future:’ Kate Orff in The Nation

Oct 15, 2021

The Nation re-printed Kate Orff’s conversation with journalist Laura Flanders, host of PBS’ The Laura Flanders Show, about the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in New York and Louisiana and the need for a more forward-thinking approach to natural infrastructure across the U.S., especially in light of the reconciliation bill currently moving through Congress. Read the

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McCoy’s Creek Restoration & Recreation Plan wins ASLA-FL Honor Award

Oct 14, 2021

The McCoy’s Creek Restoration & Recreation Plan received a 2021 Honor Award in Analysis & Planning from ASLA Florida. This summer, restoration efforts kicked off along McCoy’s Creek—a stream flowing through an historic neighborhood in downtown Jacksonville. After its channelization in 1930, the creek became a community hazard, with chronic flooding, limited access and poor

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