6th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The future sea level in Lower Manhattan
Join Citizen's Climate Lobby and City Atlas as we trace the outlines of future sea level downtown, using Climate Central maps as our guide.
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.
Aug 9, 2016
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?
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 […]
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?
Aug 3, 2015
Bjarke Ingels and Kim Stanley Robinson at IDEAS CITY
"An ounce of laws is worth 10,000 pounds of rhetoric."
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.
Aug 6, 2014
Studying urban resilience at Jamaica Bay
The meeting place of the new Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay used to be an airport. That the former Floyd Bennett Field now hosts information about the surrounding parkland and wildlife perhaps hints at the kind of flexible ‘resilience’ for which the institute aims. Resilience is not necessarily about preserving a landscape as it is today, in a fixed form, forever. […]
Sep 23, 2013
The future of the Brooklyn Queens waterfront
The SIRR is a 30 year plan for 8 million people. It's likely the most detailed climate change adaptation plan anywhere, and here is what it says about the Brooklyn Queens Waterfront.
Sep 3, 2013
Tweeting the way to community resilience: Frances Medina
When Hurricane Sandy hit the waterfront of Red Hook on October 29th last year, the Brooklyn neighborhood took the brunt of the storm.
Jun 26, 2013
The latest climate analysis for NYC: what's it mean for us?
How can we adapt and rebuild responsibly?
Jun 24, 2013
Klaus Jacob thinks the city should be planning even farther ahead
A child in the city may live many years past the planning program outlined in the city's report on Sandy.
Jun 11, 2013
The city's $20B plan for the future
Do cities have to be tough? Or is being smart even better?
Apr 25, 2013
Short takes: new recycling, and a White House honor
This week, Mayor Bloomberg announced the biggest expansion in recycling in 25 years.
Apr 1, 2013
A survey on extreme weather for every New York City resident
We offer a new survey, created by a team at Columbia University, to City Atlas readers to help guide policy-making in New York City. Please take it -- it may be important in shaping how the city prepares for future events like Sandy.
Nov 29, 2012
After Sandy, Occupying for good
A volunteer describes her days working with the grassroots relief organization Occupy Sandy. "Occupy is re-purposed, with impressive, ongoing results."
Nov 14, 2012
A dispatch from silhouette city
A New Yorker's message of darkness and light two days after the storm
Nov 13, 2012
Put sustainable city development on the national agenda
After the storm, Kaizhong Huang's take on sustainability in the national arena