Tag Archives: Hurricane Sandy

28th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Sandy5
Communities across the city will remember, resist, and rise together. Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy took lives, destroyed homes, and flooded subways. Like in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, the people hit hardest by Sandy were the poor, people of color, immigrants, and our already most vulnerable communities. New York’s elected officials must […]
by Truly Johnson
25th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
When the Waters Come, Will Our Cities Survive?
From Superstorm Sandy to the recent devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, natural disasters make it difficult to ignore the rapid changes our climate is undergoing.  Sea levels and global temperatures are rising, threatening the very existence of small island communities and historic cities alike. In response, scientists and policy makers are fighting […]
by Truly Johnson
22nd Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
City of Rising Waters: A Symposium
To mark the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy — a watershed moment for New Yorkers’ awareness of the devastating impacts of climate change — join us for an afternoon program examining how New York City can survive and embrace its future as a coastal city surrounded by rising waters. This is the opening program in our new series, New York’s Future in a Changing […]
by Truly Johnson
18th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Dune Planting
Come join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a community volunteer day culminating in a celebration of the land and water. For this dune planting we will be restoring native plants to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the East End of the Rockaways. Adults and kids alike are welcome to participate in this […]
by Marlyn Marrero
12th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Covering Crisis: Real-Time Communication & Superstorm Sandy
Join panelists from MTA external communications, data journalists, and transportation planners for a discussion about documenting the effects of Superstorm Sandy in real-time and the power of social media as a tool for crisis management and recovery.
by Angie Koo
Oct 30, 2016
Why do we live by the water, and what should we do now?
Workshops for Lower Manhattan's Coastal Resiliency Project let the members of public speak up about what kind of seawall we want to have.
by Angie Koo
29th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Remember Sandy: A Waterfront Walking Tour of the Lower East Side
When Superstorm Sandy blew into New York City on October 29 2012, it fractured much of the region’s critical urban infrastructure and revealed significant social, economic and political fault lines across the city. Storm surge poured into power plants and disabled New York City’s water and transit systems, and in the wake of the floods […]
by Marlyn Marrero
6th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Digital and Environmental Justice in the Era of Climate Change
As global institutions like the United Nations are turning their attention to human rights and climate change, local groups have been fostering the links between natural environments and digital environments for more than a decade.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
6th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Digital and Environmental Justice in the Era of Climate Change
RSVP here. As global institutions like the United Nations turn to their attention to human rights and climate change, local groups have been fostering the links between natural environments and digital environments for more than a decade. Seven years ago, Allied Media Projects in Detroit and the Media Mobilizing Project in Philadelphia each led the creation of a Digital […]
by Marlyn Marrero
Aug 9, 2016
Wellington Chen
Executive Director, Chinatown Partnership
Chinatown was hurt during Hurricane Sandy, with many non-English speaking elderly stranded in high rises without water, lights, heat, or elevators. What future plans for the historic neighborhood are best, as projections for sea level rise increase?
by Angie Koo
Jun 27, 2016
Is NYC ready for serious sea level rise: a talk with Klaus Jacob (transcript)
Lilas Randrianarivony, Emily Rutland, Ana Deustua and Angie Koo attended Klaus Jacob’s talk at the AIA/Center for Architecture in March. Emily Rutland assisted with transcription, and additional lecture notes were provided by Angie Koo and Ana Deustua. Lilas’ synopsis of the talk is below, followed by a complete transcript: Our former Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, announced that […]
by Lilas Randrianarivony
Jun 27, 2016
A sea level walk, and Klaus Jacob
Let’s assume Landmarks Preservation designation for the entire city – what would be necessary to keep it above water at the end of the century?
by Lilas Randrianarivony
22nd Mar 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
A Changing City: Weather and Climate
Join us as MTA engineers, scientists, policy makers, and emergency planners must work together to navigate these changes and their impact on the transit system.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
Nov 18, 2015
Walter Meyer
Co-Founder, Power Rockaways Resilience
The Power Rockaways Resilience team developed cultural knowledge so valuable that it led to an award from the White House.
by Francesca Luberti
13th Aug 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Storms! Floods! Heat Waves! A Discussion of Climate Change Impacts in New York City
Our discussion will survey the key findings from the NPCC report and how they are currently being integrated into the work of NYC ORR and addressed in policy agendas dealing with climate resiliency and public health.
by Susanna De Martino
Mar 2, 2015
Joel Towers
Executive Dean, Parsons The New School for Design
"We’re educating students who will go out into the world and have 60 years or more of productive and engaged life. What is the world going to be like 60 years from now?"
by Madeleine Levin
25th Feb 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Resilient New York: Architecture and Urban Planning in the Face of Climate Change
Learn how New York City has implemented and planned solutions to a post-Sandy society through urban planning and architecture.
by Rowan Wu
21st Feb 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Gotham: New York City’s Best Writers: Richard Ford
Hear Richard Ford speak on "Let Me Be Frank with You," a story of reconciliation after Hurricane Sandy.
by Madeleine Levin