Building Resilience in New York City: Lessons and Progress Since Hurricane Sandy
Contributed session - Social-ecological transformations for sustainability
C3 (180)
11:30 - 13:00
Chair/s:
Timon McPhearson
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.
Jennifer Bolstad
Local Office Landscape and Urban Design, Brooklyn, United States, The New School Parsons School of Design, New York, United States
Walter Meyer
Local Office Landscape and Urban Design, Brooklyn, United States, The New School University, Parsons School of Design, New York, United States
Adam Parris 1, Lesley Patrick 2, Maya Buchanan 3
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
Timon McPhearson, Yaella Depietri
Urban Ecology Lab, Environmental Studies Program, The New School, New York City, United States
William Solecki, Erin Friedman
City University of New York - Hunter College, New York, United States
Aurash Khawarzad
WE ACT for Environmental Justice, The New School, Brooklyn, United States