Green Infrastructure for the Coast: A Primer for Local Decision Making
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.

Search our Collections & Repository

All these words:

For very narrow results

This exact word or phrase:

When looking for a specific result

Any of these words:

Best used for discovery & interchangable words

None of these words:

Recommended to be used in conjunction with other fields



Publication Date Range:


Document Data


Document Type:






Clear All

Query Builder

Query box

Clear All

For additional assistance using the Custom Query please check out our Help Page


Green Infrastructure for the Coast: A Primer for Local Decision Making

  • 2018

Filetype[PDF-11.19 MB]

Select the Download button to view the document
This document is over 5mb in size and cannot be previewed


  • Description:
    The Green and Resilient Infrastructure Project (GRIP), conceived shortly after Hurricane Sandy, began in spring 2015 along Rhode Island’s shore-line. The project used a learn-by-doing approach to identify opportunities and obstacles to using green infrastructure as a tool for building coastal resilience in three municipalities — Newport, North Kingstown, and Warwick. A multidisciplina​ry group, which included engineers, coastal geologists, landscape architects, designers, green infrastructure experts, habitat specialists, out-reach practitioners, professors and students, worked and learned together using an integrated process to develop conceptual designs to solve real-life problems for specific sites. The use of green infrastructure to manage stormwater and coastal hazards is relatively new and the field is rapidly evolving via applied learning like that undertaken by this project. This booklet provides municipal staff and decision makers with insights on ten key questions that arose during the development of conceptual designs for three municipal coastal green infra-structure case studies. While not all inclusive, we hope that this booklet will help frame additional questions and conversations related to policy, design, and practice. Our goal is to build common understanding and a foundation to move ahead with green infrastructure as a valued tool for Rhode Island’s coastal communities.
  • Sea Grant Document Number:
  • Document Type:
  • Rights Information:
    Public Domain
  • Compliance:
  • Main Document Checksum:
  • File Type:

Supporting Files

  • No Additional Files

More +

You May Also Like

Checkout today's featured content at

Version 3.26