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Wellington Chen

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?

Gotham Unbound book launch and discussion on NYC’s urban ecology

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a discussion with Ted Steinberg and Andrew Needham on Steinberg’s new book Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York. Steinberg will use the book and his historical understanding to address a question of some urgency: Can New York City survive the sea? He will look at what the city has done in the past to deal with coastal flooding, as well as current plans in the wake of Sandy.

The business case for fast action on climate

This morning the Risky Business project released, “A Climate Risk Assessment For the United States.” The group formed to evaluate the economic risks of climate change in the United States and found that they are both immediate and immense.