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Lessons of Climate Resilience in New York City

October 19, 2016

NYC has been a proven leader in long-term sustainability planning, but Hurricane Sandy was a profound wake-up call that showed how vulnerable the City was to extreme weather events. NYC's Office of Recovery and Resiliency is charged with leading the City’s efforts to build a stronger, more resilient New York & implementing recommendations laid out in ‘One NY: The Plan for a Strong & Just City.’

Where does the city stand in the implementation of its plan? What else can the city do to be more resilient & protect New Yorkers from the harmful impacts of extreme events? Moderated by the Earth Institute’s Steven Cohen, and featuring Curtis Cravens, George Deodatis, Kate Orff, and Adam Sobel, this discussion will focus on how NYC – and other cities like it – can take steps to become stronger and more resilient in the face of climate change.

Moderator: Steven Cohen, Executive Director, the Earth Institute and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs

Panelists:
George Deodatis, Santiago and Robertina Calatrava Family Professor; Chair, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Kate Orff, Associate Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Director, Urban Design Program
Adam Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Director, Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate
Curtis Cravens, Senior Advisor for Coastal Resiliency, New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency