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Nature-based protections against storm surges

October 19, 2022

Donna Walcavage was featured in ASLA’s The Dirt to talk about designing nature-based solutions to shore up climate change resiliency in coastal communities

When Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East coast in 2012, it caused over a hundred deaths and widespread property destruction totaling over $70 billion.

On the 10th anniversary of Sandy, Donna Walcavage, FASLA, principal at Stantec, along with Adrian Smith, team leader, Staten Island capital projects, NYC Parks and Pippa Brashear, ASLA, principal at SCAPE Landscape Architecture, explain how designing with nature can lead to more resilient shoreline communities. During Climate Week NYC, they walked an online crowd of hundreds through Living Breakwaters and its companion project on land — the Tottenville Shoreline Protection Project.

Read the full article in the American Society of Landscape Architect’s blog, The Dirt.

  • Donna Walcavage

    Over four decades, Donna has led key initiatives that have had a lasting impact on the social and physical fabric of New York City.

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