Associate SCAPE Landscape Architecture Brooklyn, NY
Boston’s Moakley Park and eastern Dorchester coastline is already experiencing coastal flooding in large storm events, and anticipated future storm events and sea level rise will increase the current flooding if coastal resilience measures are not implemented. To provide flood protection to the Dorchester neighborhood, the solution cannot be found by implementing resilient flood measures on only one site: the solution to Dorchester’s flooding is a regional answer, with multiple stakeholders. City guidelines, programs, and ordinances are being adapted to anticipate future flood events and regional solutions that meet the public and stakeholder’s needs, while providing guidance for resilient site redevelopments. This program will show attendees the City’s efforts to guide a regional planning and design direction for coastal resilience through the current Moakley Park and Resilient Dorchester studies, using this work to collaborate with stakeholders and provide a regional approach to coastal flooding to protect the City.
Define the current City goals and planning efforts for coastal flood resilience along Dorchester’s coastline.
Demonstrate the collaborative effort of stakeholders to design a regional solution.
Describe public engagement process to build public consensus in resilience strategies and reposition the Moakley Park and the Dorchester coastal sites to meet the public’s and stakeholders’ needs.
Describe the adaptive flood resilient design strategies for anticipated future extreme storm event effects.