Rebuilding Resilience: Next Steps

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Judith Rodin , president of the Rockefeller Foundation, appointed co-chair of the NYS 2100 commission to improve the resilience of infrastructure, continues her series of conversations on how the region can recover from Sandy and prepare for future disasters. Today: what concrete steps New York should take.


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Comments [4]

Dilorom from Uzbekistan

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Feb. 05 2013 04:07 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Exactly, prevention will save money. Part of the IPCC's report showed how much more it will cost if we don't take preventive measures than the cost of those measures (which climate disruption deniers keep saying will cost too much).

Dec. 20 2012 10:56 AM
Mike Geary from Mamaroneck, NY

i am a little tired of "experts" saying where we should build. We need more building on the NYC waterfront, not less. Each new project respects FEMA flood guidelines, as is required by DOB rules, and replaces construction that doesn't. Jeff Levine's Edge project,(of Douglaston Development, who was on show recently) is good example. I was an engineer on that project. If that building were built 20-years ago, it would not have faired well. If anything, we just need to recheck to 100-year flood level to make sure it's not higher than we think for projects throughout the city.

Dec. 20 2012 10:53 AM

less building more wetlands!!!

Dec. 20 2012 10:15 AM

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