lowlands uses green infrastructure as a vehicle for a more economically and ecologically resilient public housing population:  to address social justice issues in relation to access to quality public space,  to engage local youth in the process of  improving their environment, and to design innovative, integrated stormwater management strategies. Working collaboratively, thread collective and the Social Justice Fellows of the Red Hook Initiative will explore and define an integrated, community based green infrastructure plan.  The project builds on our research looking at the common pairing of social and ecological vulnerabilities in public housing projects, many of which are located on former wetlands.