Living breakwaters by SCAPE studioI just came across this exciting article on Grist — 5 new ways New York can deal with storm surges and rising seas — published on May 09, 2014 by Amber Cortes. It lists a few top projects submitted to Rebuild by Design competition, established by Hurricane Sandy Task Force and  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Interestingly, in comments on  proposed Jersey Shore Makeover project, author suggests a LOW feasibility as “the hitch with this plan is that in order to restore some of these ecosystems, some people are going to have to get the hell out – the polite term is actually “managed retreat.” Administrations tend to view managed retreat as their last option, since they associate it with giving up. And, asking people to give up their beachfront properties even in the face of more storms will be difficult, if not impossible.”