Stamford Advocate: After sustaining millions of dollars in damage to local beaches during Hurricane Sandy, a [Stamford, Connecticut] city planner is working to partner with Columbia University graduate students this spring to help determine ways to shield shorelines in city parks from fierce storms.
Erin McKenna, an city associate planner, said she is negotiating with George Sarrakinaolou, an administrator at Columbia’s Earth Institute and adjunct lecturer in its sustainability management program, to get students’ help in evaluating how Stamford can enhance natural features, such as salt marshes, to make its beaches less vulnerable to storm surges.
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