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Southwest Brooklyn Waterfront Study

Location: Southwest Brooklyn, NY
Client: The Port Authority of NY & NJ

Port cities around the world are facing the question of how to redevelop outdated port areas, especially in light of urgent global financial and environmental challenges. Under the leadership of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ), an exciting multi-year planning and implementation process on six miles of SW Brooklyn waterfront has been underway based on interagency cooperation and international best practices.

SW Brooklyn's waterfront is brimming with opportunities. The PANYNJ has been working to harmonize different efforts into a shared framework to help realize the area's potential to contribute to the economic prosperity and environmental sustainability of the surrounding metropolitan area and wider region.The vision is grounded in a "Green Tech Brooklyn" positioned to meet emerging opportunities and growing future needs for green energy, clean recycling, and climate-resilient technologies. This economic future can be achieved with thriving maritime businesses and innovative industries, cutting edge educational institutions, updated infrastructure, and a revitalized waterfront.

Nautilus has worked as the PANYNJ's consultant since the beginning of the project, playing multiple roles from organizing an exchange of international best practices and creating a unifying vision to helping develop an implementation strategy and secure funding. Nautilus has built goodwill and generated a positive dialogue between the client and a wide range of elected officials, public agencies, local business leaders, and community stakeholders. Nautilus is now leading the PANYNJ's pilot projects on economic development, climate change and environmental sustainability.

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