Coastal Green and Resilient Infrastructure Project (GRIP)

Coastal Green and Resilient Infrastructure Project (GRIP)

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Stakeholder Engagement Design Workshops

Two design charrettes aimed to identify existing problems and possible design solutions for Oakland Beach in Warwick and the Brown Street parking lot in Wickford, North Kingstown. Practitioners from various backgrounds including landscape architecture, stormwater management, coastal habitat and geology, and regulation, as well as municipal leaders and staff from planning, construction, and maintenance departments exchanged ideas, approaches, and technical expertise to make critical design decisions. A hands-on exercise used green infrastructure ‘game pieces’ to overlay on large maps to visualize and evaluate different design alternatives.These facilitated meetings can be useful to other communities to engage stakeholders.