New York (USA)

Rebuild by Design “The Big U”

The Big U is a protective flood system around Manhattan, driven by the needs and concerns of its communities but also driving the sustainable development of a greener Manhattan waterfront. The value of the Big U concept is the innovative integration of state of the art flood protection solutions that can provide local community-driven benefits. A variety of approaches were presented including engineered structures (like sea walls, levees and storm surge barriers) and building with nature measures (like dune restoration, beach nourishment and wetlands restoration).

Rebuild by Design “The Big U”