Building Resilience in New York City: Lessons and Progress Since Hurricane Sandy
Contributed session - Social-ecological transformations for sustainability
11:30 - 13:00
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused severe destruction and disruption on the Eastern U.S. eastern seaboard with massive impacts on New York City. Economic, infrastructure, ecological and social damages were vast. In response the City of New York established an Office of Recovery and Resilience. In this session we will provide updates on the multiple climate driven hazards facing NYC, municipal and neighborhood level resilience building since Sandy, and a social-ecological-technical systems approach to enhance future resiliency efforts. We expect this session to result in knowledge sharing between cities, and researchers across the multiple urban domains. We will focus on the importance of multi-level and multi-sectoral transformation to improve neighborhood and system-level resilience to climate driven pressures affecting coastal cities around the world. Speakers will give short presentations designed to illustrate researcher, policymaker, and local practitioner perspectives to compare NYC insights with other cities actions around the world.
1 Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn, United States, 2 Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn, United States, 3 Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, United States