In collaboration with a large, interdisciplinary team and several municipal agencies, SCAPE is playing a key role in planning and engagement for the Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Plan—part of the City’s strategy to adapt Lower Manhattan to the long-term impacts of climate change.
Given the neighborhoods’ unique conditions (density of underground infrastructure; historic structures at a low elevation; vulnerable maritime assets), planning for climate adaptation in this area has required robust technical analysis, an extensive community engagement process adapted to a remote context during the Covid-19 pandemic, and an urban design and planning approach that accommodates numerous physical and regulatory constraints. Informed by a detailed review of future climate risk, the Climate Resilience Plan will examine a range of potential flood protection options—including implementation pathways to ensure they come to life in the future.
- NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
- NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency (MOR)
One Architecture & Urbanism (ONE)
Sam Schwartz Engineering Sive Paget Riesel
Public Works Partners
Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, Inc.