Launched by the Waterfront Alliance in 2015, the Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) is a waterfront rating program for design professionals, regulators, developers, and community members to build and advocate for better urban waterfronts. In 2017, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Institute partnered with the Waterfront Alliance and convened a Technical Working Group comprised of eight experts in a range of disciplines to evaluate the credit system’s technical merits in the context of best available knowledge regarding resilience, public access, and urban coastal ecosystems.

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Technical Work Group

Anthony Dvarskas, Stony Brook University

Jessica Fain, Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

Peter Groffman, CUNY Brooklyn College/Advanced Science Research Center

Christina Kaunzinger, Rutgers University

Walter Meyer, Local Office Landscape Architecture

Jon Miller, Stevens Institute of Technology

Ashley Muse, Muse Consulting

Eric Sanderson, Wildlife Conservation Society

“We are thrilled to partner with the Science and Resilience Institute to help us revise and strengthen our Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines. Through the Institute and its partnership with leading academic institutions, we will not only harvest the best science and design ideas to improve WEDG but also make this potent tool simpler and more accessible to help communities promote access, resilience, and ecological health at the water’s edge.”

-Roland Lewis, President/CEO, Waterfront Alliance

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