The Town of Nantucket is leading the Nantucket Coastal Resilience Plan. Town staff will also help advise on and lead community engagement throughout the project, ensuring the consultant team is engaging the community in an inclusive and accessible manner. Working closely with the consultant team, Town staff will also direct contact with state and federal agencies, and inter-regional entities, as well as potential funders and implementing agencies.
The Nantucket Coastal Resilience Plan will require complex climate science, engineering and technical analysis, urban and landscape planning and design, implementation planning, and community engagement to make the project successful. To support this work, an interdisciplinary team of consultants led by Dutch engineering firm Arcadis and including One Architecture, Stoss, and The Craig Group, will work directly with Town staff in developing the CRP.
Coastal Resilience Advisory Committee (CRAC)
The CRAC will serve as the citizen steering committee for the project to help vet preliminary findings and input, share detailed information, provide a testing ground for concepts before they are published, build consensus around decisions, and serve as champions of and ambassadors for the project.