New York City built a foundation for long-term sustainable planning with initiatives like PlaNYC 2030
Even with so many preventative measures in place, Sandy was a wake-up call. SIRR addressed how we rebuild New York City to be more resilient in the wake of Sandy with a long-term focus on two main tasks:
- Improving citywide infrastructure and building resilience
- SIRR’s Citywide Infrastructure and Built Environment Team focused on a system-by-system analysis of how to improve citywide infrastructure and building resilience
- Rebuilding locally
- SIRR’s Community Rebuilding and Resiliency Team looked at geographic areas most impacted by Sandy in order to develop plans to rebuild resiliently
A Climate Analysis Team and an Outreach Team aided both of these teams to integrate the best information on our risks and engage public stakeholders at every level.