With the impact of climate change experienced more readily in our waterfront communities, resiliency is of great concern. However, true resiliency is much more than protection and risk reduction. While these are indeed important concepts that need to be employed as we respond to climate change and sea-level rise, we must also consider resiliency to work in harmony with the environment and communities to create a vibrant, thriving public realm.
Tighe & Bond addresses these challenges through innovative thinking and a collaborative team approach. We bring a depth and diversity of experience in resilient design—ranging from coastal to upland solutions, including flood barriers, living shorelines, and stormwater conveyance and storage systems. We understand both the natural and ecological aspects of these systems, as well as the engineering and design considerations that ultimately create a complex system of adaptations to protect and enhance the community.
As thought leaders in resilient design, we are on the front line, developing adaptive measures that respond to sea-level rise and storm events, integrating solutions to mitigate coastal flooding, and exploring district-wide resiliency solutions to further protect our communities.
Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness
The devastating impact of storm damage on infrastructure experienced in recent years, combined with the promise of stronger, more frequent storms in the future, have resulted in communities placing increased importance on hazard mitigation and resiliency planning and action. Tighe & Bond has the experience and resources to help your community. We can help update existing Hazard Mitigation Plans (HMP) to correlate with the ever-changing environment and community-specific planning needs by identifying funding strategies and pinpointing the projects to implement that will keep systems operating and residents safe.
Our team of certified planners, professional engineers, floodplain managers, and environmental scientists work with municipalities to improve resiliency and break the cycle of repetitive damage and costly repairs of critical infrastructure.
We base our planning on the latest climate science and reasonable expectations for future conditions and incorporate our understanding of evolving resiliency-based regulations, design standards, and permitting requirements. Tighe & Bond has supported many communities with the development of and updates to sustainable HMPs; our municipal HMP work ranges from larger cities to rural towns and the villages within them.