This Groundbreaking Landscape Architect is Changing the Way We Think About Coastlines

Coastal Living: A landscape architect who saves coastlines? Meet urban designer Kate Orff, a newly named MacArthur Fellow, and the visionary behind New York City's SCAPE studio. Orff and her team tackle a future of rising sea levels while working to integrate regenerative marine life with sea walls, waterfronts, and other infrastructure. One example is SCAPE's award-winning "Living Breakwaters" project in Staten Island, which buffers neighborhoods from wave damage and erosion while protecting the biodiversity of juvenile fish and oyster beds. (The New York Governor's Office of Storm Recovery [GOSR] is now working to implement this groundbreaking project.) Continue reading>>