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Monday, October 17 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Technical Session. Collaboration and Customizing a Story Map Journal: Southern Connecticut Regional Framework for Coastal Resilience

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AUTHORS: Kevin Deneault*, The Nature Conservancy; Mark Hoover, Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments; Matt Fulda, Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments; Adam W. Whelchel, The Nature Conservancy; Mark Goetz, Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments

ABSTRACT: The story map journal provides the ideal platform to combine project processes and final results in a useable and useful format for the public. In this presentation, we will discuss how we customized the story map journal to publicize and summarize a unique and critical coastal resilience project in Connecticut. Topics include using Bootstrap to implement grids, clever ways to use images in the ‘Swipe’ app, as well as ways to work across organizations to collaborate on an application. We will also discuss how all levels of government, as well as other institutions, came together to establish a Regional Framework for Coastal Resilience in Southern Connecticut. The project was driven by two COG's - South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) and Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (METROCOG) in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and ten municipalities alongside supporting NGOs, state and federal agencies, academic institutions, youth engagement organizations, businesses, and civic groups. The main objective of this project was to comprehensively assess, prioritize and advance resilience opportunities to simultaneously reduce risk at local and regional scale. Key successes included the integration of natural/green infrastructure concepts, principles, and priority projects into core hazard mitigation, comprehensive planning and capital expenditure efforts.

Monday October 17, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
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