Alex Felson and Tim Terway of the UEDLAB will help lead a public workshop in Guilford, CT on Monday, November 26 at 7:30pm. The public meeting is part of Connecticut’s Coastal Resilience Plan which the UEDLAB has been working on in partnership with the The Nature Conservancy, the Town of Guilford, and other consultants towards increasing the resilience of coastal settlements in the wake of Hurricane Sandy-scale events. The workshop is geared to advance ongoing efforts in Guilford’s coastal adaptation planning process to address the challenges of sea-level rise, storm surge, and increasing storm intensity and frequency.
Highway 12, Outer Banks Lifeline, Is Under Siege by Nature
This is a good example of the conflicts with sea level rise and increased storm events and the location of housing developments. In this case, the Outer Banks are home to some of the most celebrated beach communities. NC 12, the road that links them, is repeatedly flooded and washed out, illustrating the difficulty of maintaining houses, condos, roads and other infrastructure in the face of sea level rise. Here financial gains from tourists and wealthy homeowners are pitted against state costs for road maintenance.