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Urban Coastal Resilience: Valuing Nature's Role

July 2015

The Urban Coastal Resilience report considers the use of natural infrastructure to address flood and other climate change – induced risks in an urban area.

It has three primary objectives:

  • to evaluate the relative merits of various approaches
  • to climate change resilience, using the New York City community of Howard Beach, Queens, as a case study,
  • to propose an innovative approach to quantifying ecosystem functions and services; and
  • to establish replicable methods for making decisions about using natural infrastructure in this context.
Using natural infrastructure to address flood and other climate change-induced risks in an urban area
Using natural infrastructure to address flood and other climate change-induced risks in an urban area
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