2023 Honor Award
Analysis, Planning, Research and Communications
The Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan
New York, NY
SCAPE Landscape Architecture
NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice (MOCEJ)
One Architecture & Urbanism
Sam Schwartz Engineering
Matrix New World
Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, Inc.
Sive Paget Riesel
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.