Climate Change Nine Years After Hurricane Sandy: Why Protecting the Waterfront is Key to New York’s Recovery


Co-Hosted with The Waterfront Alliance

New York City’s waterfront has always played a major role in its history from trade and economic growth to open space and recreation. With 520 miles of shoreline, New York has more miles of waterfront than Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Portland combined. Now more than ever, ensuring that New York City’s waterfronts – including housing, infrastructure, subway systems, and parks – are resilient and sustainable is critical to the long-term economic growth and recovery of our city.  New York City needs to develop ambitious and equitable projects in all neighborhoods to respond to the climate crisis. As extreme weather becomes more frequent, business leaders, investors, developers, and nonprofits should focus on the critical infrastructure needed to protect communities and institutions most at risk.

As the 9-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 29th, watch the panelists discuss immediate next steps and long-range ideas to move forward building resilience and sustainability in a post-Covid world.


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Read our blog post Building Resiliency to Protect New York from Climate Change

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