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.