About the Project
CIRCA led the research, outreach, and collaborative efforts of several state agencies to develop a regional vulnerability assessment and conceptual framing of coastal resilience for a two phase proposal to the National Disaster Resilience Competition a billion-dollar competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The concept of connecting adapted coastal communities, through safe resilience corridors, to resilient transit-oriented development along Metro-North advanced the State to the current design phase of the competition. In January 2016, Connecticut was announced as the winner of $54.3 million to implement a pilot project in Bridgeport based on the concept and funds to develop a regional Connecticut Connections Coastal Resilience Plan for New Haven and Fairfield Counties.
The vulnerability assessment that includes maps of flood risk and social vulnerability and the conceptual resilience framework for the Connecticut coast are below. Funding to develop the proposal was provided by a grant from the Connecticut DEEP.
Researchers and Staff Supported on Project
- Rebecca French, UConn CIRCA
- Jessica LeClair, UConn CIRCA
- Peg Van Patten, CT Sea Grant
- Kara Bonsack, UConn CLEAR
- Kevin Joy, UConn Northeast Underwater Research, Technology, & Education Center
- Todd Fake, UConn Marine Sciences
- Ralph Lewis, UConn Marine Sciences
- Katherine Hagemann, UConn CIRCA
- Beth Greenleaf Kirmmse, UConn CIRCA
- Alex Felson, Yale UED Lab