Because HighWaterLine can deliver some devastating news – your family home or business may be underwater, your community’s coast will be forever altered – not only is it important to facilitate space for people’s feelings and processes, it is also important to keep the project focused on solutions.
Those solutions may be, as was the case for Miami, building community awareness and engaging in the work to prepare for the coming storm ahead of time. This builds the kind of “presilience” that helps get everyone out of harms way and protects that which can be protected. It also helps a community stay together and rebuild when and where it is appropriate.
Some solutions may be more specific to greening infrastructure and storm protection, in which case your community has an opportunity to learn and promote individual actions as well as pushing for city, state and national action.
Every iteration will need to respond to its own local needs and the community’s interests.