Are Tall Buildings Safer When It Floods?
Conventional wisdom is that the most resilient city is that keeps high-density housing out of flood zones. But if flooding can happen miles inland, is that still true?
New Hurricane Protections Leave New Yorkers Wanting More
"Glorified sandbags," costing $3 million, will be installed in New York City.
Army Corps Proposes Sea Barriers to Protect New York from Rising Seas
A massive infrastructure project is on the table in New York, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a new feasibility study.
New York's Post-Sandy Resilience Plans Have Lost Momentum
New York, like every other city in the United States, isn't more prepared for a major storm event than it was on October 29, 2012.
New York Updating its Flood Resilience Zoning
New York City intends to make sure that zoning codes are a tool for preventing the risks of flooding.
Long Island Developers Taking Storm Risk Seriously
Tree-huggers many of them are not, but there's consensus among Long Island developers that storm resilience is an investment worth making.
New Staten Island Zoning Rules Would Prohibit Most Development in Flood-Prone Areas
An article in Crain's Business New York calls the new zoning rules proposed for neighborhoods in Staten Island a "back to nature" scheme.
The New Boardwalk at Rockaway Beach Showcases Coastal Resilience
The new boardwalk at Rockaway Beach shows how sea level rise is requiring new design and infrastructure decisions for the resilience of coastal communities.
Money Leftover from Superstorm Sandy Repairs Now Funding Parks in Queens
A boardwalk reconstruction project in Roackaway Beach, funded by FEMA after Superstorm Sandy, has money leftover. The public is invited to help decide how the money gets used.
A Big, Expensive Legal Battle Over Coastal Dunes in New Jersey
A small group of residents in Ocean County, New Jersey have lawyered up to resist a state and federal project to build 22 miles of sand dunes to protect the New Jersey coast.
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