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RETREAT. ADAPT. DEFEND. Designing Community Response to Sea Level Rise in Five Coastal Georgia Communities

a blueprints for successful communities project of the Georgia Conservancy With the school of architecture, georgia institute of technology FALL 2013


RETREAT. ADAPT. DEFEND. Designing Community Response to Sea Level Rise in Five Coastal Georgia Communities


The Georgia Conservancy Blueprints Program Blueprints for Successful Communities (Blueprints) is an 18-year-old sustainable community design program of the Georgia Conservancy. In its 18 years, the Sustainable Growth program has conducted over 30 community-based Blueprints planning projects in neighborhoods, communities, cities and counties focusing on issues surrounding natural resource protection, green space accessibility, sustainable land use, and live-work connectivity. Typically, this process is done in coordination with an academic partner; in this case, Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning and the School of Architecture were engaged in the planning process. In this document, the term “Blueprints Team” will mean the Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Tech studio team and participants listed in the back of the report. The Blueprints process is one of the most highly respected planning processes in our state because of its inclusiveness, transparency and technical quality.

We are Grateful to the Generous Donors who Supported the RETREAT. ADAPT. DEFEND. Blueprints:

THIS REPORT WAS CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH The School of City and Regional Planning The School of Architecture Georgia Institute of Technology 245 4th St. NW Atlanta, GA 30332


Our mission is to protect Georgia’s natural resources for present and future generations by advocating sound environmental policies, advancing sustainable growth practices and facilitating common-ground solutions to environmental challenges.

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

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EAST SAVANNAH GATEWAY 8 TYBEE ISLAND

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CITY OF DARIEN 24 CITY OF BRUNSWICK 34 CITY OF ST. MARYS

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CONCLUSIONS 50 PARTICIPANTS 52


Source: Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, i-cubed, USDA, USGS, AEX, Getmapping, Aerogrid, IGN, IGP, swisstopo, and the GIS User Community


DEVELOPED

WETLANDS MARSH

SWAMP FORESTS

SAND

UPLAND FORESTS LOBLOLLY PINE/SWEETGUM FOREST

FRINGE EVERGREEN FOREST

HYDRIC HAMMOCK

BOTTOMLAND HARDWOOD REGROWTH FOREST

OAK BOTTOMLAND FOREST

SLASH PINE UPLAND FOREST


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Designing Community Response to Sea Level Rise in Five Coastal Georgia Communities

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