WEDG® (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines)—the gold standard for resilient, ecologically sound, and accessible projects that touch the water’s edge.
Developed by the Waterfront Alliance, WEDG is a national rating system focused on waterfront projects. WEDG Verified sites include everything from industrial facilities in Brooklyn to public park space in North Carolina. We’re excited to be launching a new version of the guidelines on October 23, which expands the standard from coastal communities to all waterfronts across the country.
From intricate ecosystems to overlapping jurisdictions and land use policies, equity concerns, and sensitive habitats, waterfront design is complex, even for the most seasoned design professionals, and will continue to become more complex as climate hazards escalate. With help from hundreds of experts in design, science, community development, engineering, and insurance, the Waterfront Alliance developed WEDG, a voluntary rating system and set of guidelines to address these challenges at the project scale.
Waterfront Alliance is hosting opportunities to learn about the new components of the guidelines and how the standard has evolved over time. The webinar and seminar information sessions will help project teams become familiar with the changes in WEDG and introduce scoring updates. Existing WEDG Associates may also use the events to extend their WEDG Associate credential by two years.
- Webinar: October 23, 2023 – 2pm to 3:30pm | Registration
- In-Person: October 24, 2023 – 9am to 10:30am | Pier 57 | Registration
- Online Course: On-Demand starting October 23, 2023 | $50 | Pre-Registration