2023 Honor Award

Analysis, Planning, Research and Communications

The Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan

New York, NY

Landscape Architect:

SCAPE Landscape Architecture

Project Team:

NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice (MOCEJ)

Design Team
Arcadis (Prime)
One Architecture & Urbanism
Sam Schwartz Engineering
Matrix New World
Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, Inc.
BJH Advisors
Karp Strategies
AKRF, Inc.
Sive Paget Riesel

Photo Credit(s):

Rendering by SCAPE & the FiDi-Seaport Team


About the Project:

The birthplace of NYC’s maritime economy, the Financial District and Seaport sit at the intersection of Lower Manhattan’s transportation systems, economy, and civic life—a gateway for workers, residents, and visitors from across the city and world, currently at profound risk of climate change. Developed with two city agencies and a large, multidisciplinary team, the vision proposed in FiDi-Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan seamlessly integrates flood risk reduction infrastructure into a publicly accessible, multi-level waterfront. Synthesizing feedback from two years of virtual and in-person engagement, the plan balances the aspirations and needs of an extraordinarily diverse group of residents and stakeholders. Layering benefits—risk reduction benefits with restored ecosystems, resilient maritime assets, and new public amenities—the plan envisions a more vibrant and active 21st century waterfront while preparing it for a climate-changed future.

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