SIRR – Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency

SIRR – Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency

New York, NY

As one of two landscape architecture firms chosen to participate in the Mayor’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, Starr Whitehouse worked to develop resiliency strategies for Staten Island’s East Shore that integrated engineered resiliency measures with public amenities and opportunities for economic development. This involved analyzing existing Army Corps and DEP proposals for coastal protection and stormwater management, and proposing adaptive enhancements to these plans. Recommendations made through the SIRR report have been included NY Rising community preparedness strategies for both Manhattan and Staten Island.