In early April, the ten finalists in the Rebuild By Design competition unveiled their proposals to protect the Tri-state region from the next Sandy. And in the near future, a jury will select a winner—or winners—to receive federal funding to pursue their plans. But before that final announcement is made, AN is taking a closer look at each of the final ten proposals. Here’s the plan proposed by Interboro Partners’ team.
The Interboro team’s Living With the Bay proposal is comprised of distinct strategies to protect Long Island from future storms while increasing ecological diversity and boosting economic development. Their plan proposes mitigating storm surges and flooding with “constructed marshes, dikes, and cross-structures along the urbanized edge.” Creating new marsh islands would create ecological habitats and could slow waves during storms. And Interboro also plans to transform rivers into green-blue corridors as a way to store water, provide new public space and incentivize development.
Team Interboro includes Apex, Bosch Slabbers, Center for Urban Pedagogy, David Rusk, Deltars, H+N+S Landscape Architects, IMG Rebel, NJIT Infrastructure Planning Program, Palmbout Urban Landscapes, Project Projects, and TU Delft.Aerial rendering of Interboro’s plan. (Courtesy Interboro) Interboro’s plan for Nassau County. (Courtesy Interboro)