Living and working along Connecticut’s waterways can be done in ways that restore the environment, strengthen connectivity, enhance the urban and regional economy, reduce long term risk, restore the primacy of the city’s coast and waterways, and stimulate downtown to make it central to the city’s identity. The team believes Bridgeport is a key city in this coastal future, serving as a regional prototype, being a historic city, and, while facing risks, having the topography and development patterns to adapt for the future.