2017 – Evaluating the Vulnerability of Boston’s Inner Harbor Designated Port Areas to Sea Level Rise and Coastal Storms – Boston Harbor Now

For this project our sponsor was the nonprofit Boston Harbor Now. They had us looking at the vulnerability of Designated Port Areas to sea level rise and coastal storm surge. This is important because there has yet to be an analysis of these industrial areas. These businesses may pose a threat to the harbor and the surrounding population due to their use of industrial chemicals. We set out this term to assess the vulnerability of 18 representative parcels in order to gain insight to the vulnerability of the area as a whole which we hoped would inform city and state policy.