GSI Bridgeport is a project that engages the community in the planning and construction of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) practices such as rain gardens, pervious pavements and green roofs. It is a partnership of the City of Bridgeport, the University of Connecticut, and Michael Singer Studio, funded by the Surdna Foundation. Our goal is to create a model of green stormwater infrastructure implementation that will incorporate public education, civic engagement, community building, youth involvement, and artful design and place-making into ongoing urban stormwater management efforts in Bridgeport, CT.
The project team is taking a 3-step approach:
Entails a collaborative scoping effort that will identify 2-3 on-the-ground “micro-GSI” projects that will enhance Bridgeport’s “B-Green” Initiative, complement Surdna’s investment in Rebuild by Design, and serve as a replicable model for other communities.
Will be to identify a major GSI opportunity within the context of in-the-pipeline capital improvement projects, and assist the City in designing and implementing the GIS practice.
Will be to catalyze the replication of the project model within Bridgeport, through disseminating project information and results to a broad constituency including students, community groups, and City staff.