New projects are bringing more people and attention to the Rockaway Peninsula, but ten years after Hurricane Sandy, the work of building resilient infrastructure remains woefully incomplete.
A Resilience Workshop
A long-term, community-based project brings critical knowledge about risks of contamination and engages local industries as partners in preparedness in the wake of Sandy. But extreme weather is not the only threat to vulnerable businesses.
The Civic Canopy
New York City's street trees help cool pavement, filter air, buffer against storms, and improve moods. The arborists of NYC Parks are working to distribute those benefits as widely as possible.
Flows of Mutual Obligation
Through a new, interactive podcast, an artist surfaces the intimate stories and complex connections that bind New York City residents to the land and people who provide their water.
Public Risks on Private Shores
Along New York City’s waterfront, development has spurred the creation of new public spaces regulated down to the level of tree plantings and bicycle parking. Why aren’t resilience measures mandated in a similar way?
Thousands of new rain gardens are soaking up stormwater across the city. As green infrastructure settles into the sidewalk, can we learn to love a sewer?
East Harlem Gets Ready
For high school students in the Climate Resilience Leadership Lab, emergency preparedness means mobilizing the neighborhood.
In the Hudson's Image
For activists, scientists, and designers, images from the river's past hold the key to imagining its future.
With so much of value under threat from rising seas and flooding rains, recent books reconsider our relation to the water’s edge.