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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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Kate Orff and Colette Pichon Battle on PBS: The Laura Flanders Show

Sep 22, 2021

This NYC Climate Week, Kate joined PBS’ The Laura Flanders Show to discuss Hurricane Ida’s impact in her home borough of Queens; Living Breakwaters, which just kicked off construction last week; and the need for robust funding for natural infrastructure in the reconciliation bill currently working its way through Congress. Colette Pichon Battle, Founder and

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Living Breakwaters enters construction

Sep 13, 2021

Tottenville, NY | September 13, 2021 – Today, the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) announced the start of in-water construction for Living Breakwaters, a $107 million project with a layered approach to risk reduction —enhancing physical, ecological and social resilience for the South Shore of Staten Island. The project consists primarily

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Three SCAPE projects honored in ASLA-NY 2021 Design Awards

Sep 8, 2021

We’re happy to share that SCAPE won three awards in ASLA-NY’s 2021 Design Awards: The Chattahoochee RiverLands received an Honor Award in Analysis, Research, Planning & Communications. Developed with a large, multidisciplinary team and a coalition of over 200 stakeholders, the RiverLands envision a 125-mile network of greenways and blueways spanning the entire Metro Atlanta

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Kate on CNN with Christiane Amanpour: “It’s time to invest in natural infrastructure.”

Aug 10, 2021

This week, Kate joined journalist Christiane Amanpour on CNN International / PBS to discuss the urgency for broad-based federal investments in natural infrastructure and frontline communities. Reflecting on the release of the latest IPCC report—which discusses the science behind climate change and its disastrous effects on earth systems—Kate said, “One emotion that I refuse to

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Climate Ready Dorchester wins 2021 BSLA Design Award

Jul 13, 2021

Climate Ready Dorchester won a Merit Award in Analysis & Planning in the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) 2021 Design Awards. “The design team encouraged a diverse community to come together to make something collaboratively, considering best practices for resilient shorelines. An emphasis on programming was clearly incorporated into the community engagement process, and

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Reflection Riding and SCAPE release Framework for the Future

Jun 22, 2021

Today, Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center released a new Framework for the Future, following a seven-month engagement and planning process led by SCAPE. In conjunction with the framework’s release, Reflection Riding also launched a new website: www.reflectionriding.org. At its core, the vision characterizes a shift in conservation ethic relative to native landscapes in the

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