Report Details the Many Risks of Climate Change Facing Queens

The Regional Plan Association recently released a report targeting the climate risks associated with the older housing stock in Central Queens, New York City.

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June 16, 2019, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"As if a growing lack of affordability was not bad enough, organizations are hard at work in western and central Queens to prepare residents for the worst in the face of climate change," reports Mark Hallum.

Hallum is sharing news of the "Equitable Adaptation" [pdf] prepared by the Regional Plan Association for Make the Road NY and Central Queens to illustrate "the emergency that will be felt by lower income brackets," and to put "a human face to the struggle that will be climate change."

"Robert Freudenberg from the RPA told QNS that 20 percent of people in these communities do not have air conditioning and already combat mold, flooding and transit-related stress," according to Hallum. "But the RPA is not sounding the alarm without also providing tips on how residents can stay in place while taking on the coming challenges."

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