SAFR Connecticut Connections Vulnerability Assessment and Resilience Concept – National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC)

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.


Visit the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) website.

SAFR Connecticut Connections Phase I

SAFR Connecticut Connections Phase II

Printable Maps: Branford, Bridgeport, Darien, East Haven, FairfieldGreenwichGuilford, Madison, Milford, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, West Haven, and Westport

Researchers and Staff Supported on Project


Topic Areas

This project is a part of the following topical areas:

Policy and Planning