Tag Archives: flooding

Resilience Concepts Behind Living Breakwaters

I was asked by an intern at City Atlas, Travis Gonzales, to answer his well-posed questions on our winning Rebuild By Design entry, Living Breakwaters, and here is that Q&A, which I think gets addresses some important aspects of the concept. … Continue reading

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HUD Rebuild By Design: Plans for the Future Coast

I am honored to be part of a well-constructed, diverse-minded team for the HUD (federal Housing and Urban Development) post-Sandy “Rebuild By Design” competition, one of 10 successful teams of about 150 that applied.  The team was built and is … Continue reading

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Next Mayor: Continue to Lead on Climate

This is an Op-Ed published in the New York Times Room for Debate forum .  It was solicited by the RfD editor, with the topic being “transportation challenges for the next mayor”. It was eventually published under a somewhat different debate topic, … Continue reading

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Sandy’s Staten Island Flooding Deaths: A Man-Made Disaster?

Ask people how fast the water came into New York Harbor with Hurricane Sandy, or how fast it rose, and you get a wide range of answers. Many people think it was like a tsunami that came in quickly, with … Continue reading

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Irene Update, 1:00am Sunday: Goodnight Irene, Goodnight

Irene’s eye and peak intensity are now about 9 hours away, and most of NYC is either sleeping or regretting that third 16 oz hurricane.  The latest National Hurricane Center forecast (11 pm) calls for the center of Irene to pass … Continue reading

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Irene Update: 8am Saturday – 24 Hours Away [4pm update]

Hurricane Irene’s eye and peak intensity are now about 17 hours away, though the storm is already impacting our weather.  The latest National Hurricane Center forecast (2pm) calls for the center of Irene to pass right along the New Jersey coast … Continue reading

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Irene Update: Friday 6pm, Glimmers of Good News

[a more recent forecast followed this one - go to the front page SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] There is finally a forecast with some good news to share regarding Hurricane Irene.  Today, Irene weakened a … Continue reading

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