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Hurricane Sandy Infrastructure

A Feasible Step Toward Resilience

Nancy Biberman | Posted 05.01.2013 | New York
Nancy Biberman

Decentralized power generation is a pragmatic solution to a variety of problems that plague property owners and residents throughout New York, and other cities.

Including Health Care in Discussions of Storm Preparedness

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 03.27.2013 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

The city and its residents have much to address in the way of preparedness. But health care should not be relegated to a "phase two" role. It is too important and the consequences of not addressing shortfalls in the system are too steep.

Post-Sandy New York: A Model for Collaboration in Problem Solving

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 03.09.2013 | New York
Will Friedman, Ph.D

As the city shapes its future post-Sandy, can it also become a role model for how a community of leaders and citizens can work together to solve complex and potentially volatile public problems?

In the Face of Climate Change, Infrastructure Is More Important Than Ever

Jeremy Hays | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Jeremy Hays

If we're smart, we won't wait for another wake-up call like Sandy before we start doing the work to protect our communities. We need to put our federal dollars where they count: Building and fixing the infrastructure that will protect us from the ravages of climate change.

Taming the Atlantic: Let's Start Now

Tom Allon | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

We're still cleaning up the physical damage -- though the damage to the lives of so many thousands of us will last for years. Let's not wait until this happens again. Let the planning to find "the fix" start tomorrow... literally tomorrow.

What Sandy Is Teaching New York City That 9/11 Didn't

Eric Roston | Posted 01.06.2013 | New York
Eric Roston

Superstorm Sandy delivers a message first heard on Sept. 11, 2001: New York, as a proxy for the United States, is unprepared for anticipated 21st century threats.

Shelter From the Storm? The Entire Nation Has Infrastructure Lessons to Learn From Hurricane Sandy

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Spectacular storm Sandy immobilizes the biggest city in America, along with large swaths of the East Coast, and I find myself thinking about the most unspectacular stuff... infrastructure.