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East River

Saving Lower Manhattan

A debate over how to protect the East River waterfront from Sandy-level flooding and storm damage has delayed the project as community activists decry the city's last-minute change of plans.

January 5, 2022 - The New York Times

A sign indicates closures on the New York Subway as the result of heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

City Council: New York Must Plan for Resilience at the Local Level

The city of New York has a new mandate for resilience planning.

October 12, 2021 - The New York Times

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Shift in Direction of New York Resiliency Project Raises Questions

After delays and a groundbreaking that still has not happened, proposed changes to New York’s big resiliency project have not been well received.

October 5, 2018 - Politico

Manhattan

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.

October 29, 2017 - WNYC

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HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Top Books

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.