climate resiliency

Community Resiliency Planning Hubs

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Pratt Center envisions the creation of community resiliency planning hubs to streamline government resources and to foster a participatory rebuilding process. Toward this end, we recently worked with a number of our partners to launch the Sandy Design Help Desk in Rockaway.
Community-based, post-Sandy planning hubs can serve as a one-stop-shop for government, communities and businesses to work toward resiliency.
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For one week in October 2013, the Help Desk provided free expert design and technical consultation to residents and property owners still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Volunteer architects and designers gave individual guidance on building code, zoning and design questions. We...

Project Partners: 
American Institute of Architects New York Chapter
Margert Community Corporation
Enterprise Community Partners
Project Status: 
Archived
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Communities United for Transportation Equity

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COMMUTE is a coalition of New York City community groups that initially came together in 2007 to make congestion pricing work for working families, by advocating for the use of congestion pricing revenues to finance mass-transit investments benefiting underserved communities and low-income commuters.
COMMUTE collaborated with Pratt Center to develop a plan for a citywide Bus Rapid Transit network.
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COMMUTE is now continuing its work to promote mass-transit investments for inadequately served low-income New Yorkers. The Pratt Center is coordinating COMMUTE and providing supporting research.

COMMUTE members include:

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Project Status: 
Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
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Climate Resiliency Planning in Sheepshead Bay

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The low-lying coastal community of Sheepshead Bay is representative of many of the waterfront areas just beginning the long process of rebuilding from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the coastal community of Sheepshead Bay can serve as a model for climate resiliency.
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Hundreds of single and two-family homes were flooded, extensively damaged, and face ongoing mold problems. Dozens of other homes were so severely damaged or contaminated that they still remain red-tagged by the Department of Buildings, a measure that prevents re-occupancy until DOB determines...

Project Partners: 
Gans Studio
Project Status: 
Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
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Post-Sandy Resiliency Planning

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Hurricane Sandy exposed not only the urgent need for resiliency planning across New York City, but the disparate impact of climate change on low- and moderate-income communities and small businesses along the city’s waterfront.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Pratt Center is working to develop community-driven long-term resiliency strategies.
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From the NYCHA tenants living without electricity and gas for months to the Brooklyn Navy Yard manufacturers whose equipment and inventory were destroyed, Hurricane Sandy overwhelmingly affected New Yorkers without the economic, technical and political resources to quickly respond and recover....

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
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Toward an Informed Rebuilding: Documenting Sandy's Impacts

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jessie Braden

As communities, businesses, and government begin the long process of rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and planning for long-term resiliency, it’s imperative that they have comprehensive information on the storm’s impacts to

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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Coney Island: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Housing
Rockaways: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Housing
Lower Manhattan: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
New York City: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
Southeast Brooklyn: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
Southeast Queens: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
Staten Island: Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent and Median Household Income
Brooklyn and Queens Waterfront: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
Lower Manhattan: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
New York City: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
Southeast Brooklyn: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
Southeast Queens: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent
Staten Island: Race/Ethnicity and Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Extent