Resilient Design

Cooper Robertson recognizes the challenges cities face as climate change brings sea-level rise and increasingly powerful storms. To create resonant, resilient, and enduring design, we draw from deep exploration of a site’s inherent possibilities. When retreat from the waterfront is not viable, our resilient design strategies enhance the character of a place, improve infrastructure performance, and add value. We weave together innovation, policy, and implementation to create solutions for urban areas most at risk.

Our goal is to:
- Protect existing waterfront properties,
- Enhance the waterfront experience for a range of users,
- Develop resilient mixed-use waterfront environments, and
- Create lasting value in a world of climate change.

Cooper Robertson’s partners serve as advising experts for the Rockefeller Foundation’s National Resiliency Academies and 100 Resilient Cities program, advising the states of Florida, Iowa, Texas, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the cities of New York, New Orleans, Boston, and Norfolk.

Article Red Hook
Press 10-01-2015
In this article , William Kenworthey discusses best practices and lessons learned in resiliency... more