"Senator Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, said on Monday that the city would be awarded $176 million in federal funding for the proposed project, through a national contest created by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help communities recover from disasters and better prepare for them."
SAGE members will remember being impressed by how much money has already been spent on NYC after Hurricane Sandy, well now it seems the city has a great plant to spend more on protecting the eastern side of Manhattan using a combination of green and grey infrastructure.
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Climate Adaptation Tools Workshop 14 January 2016
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 9:00 am – 12 noon
Greater resilience requires more interdisciplinary and sustained planning for communities at risk. Now, more than three years into the process of redevelopment following Superstorm Sandy, there is both a need to share some of the lessons learned from these events as well to keep learning from other places.
As a society, we need reliable forecasting tools to show us what the future may hold. As citizens, we need visualization tools so that we can see what our communities will look like. As professionals, we need scenario planning and technical tools so that we can better understand performance characteristics as well as interconnections. As policymakers, we need economic tools to help us understand the costs and benefits of certain actions or inaction. As a civilization, we need design and development tools that can help us build and grow in physical ways that are more resilient to the stresses and risks we face. We have some tools already, but we know we need more.
This event includes presentations by US and Dutch experts involved in planning, design and engineering. To RSVP for the workshop please click here: For more information on this or related programs please contact Carter Craft at firstname.lastname@example.org