This presentation features a discussion with Tami Banh, the deputy project manager of Living Breakwaters, and Tama Whiting, design lead for Te Ara Tukutuku.
Tami will talk about Living Breakwaters, an innovative coastal green infrastructure project featuring 2,400 linear feet of near-shore breakwaters. These partially submerged structures are constructed from stone and ecologically enhanced concrete, aimed at mitigating erosion and storm wave damage. The project also focuses on enhancing the ecosystem health of Raritan Bay, promoting stewardship of our nearshore waters, and improving the overall shoreline experience in southern Staten Island.
Tama, on the other hand, will introduce 'Te Ara Tukutuku', SCAPE's pioneering collaborative project spanning 25 acres in Aotearoa, New Zealand. He'll provide insights into the co-design process and offer a glimpse of the early outcomes achieved through their partnership with Mana Whenua representatives—Māori tribes and sub-tribes deeply connected to the project's location.