New Resiliency Guidelines to prepare New York for Climate Change

June 1, 2017,AEDT

Recently, the city of New York announced the release of preliminary Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines, which for the first time establish citywide guidance on incorporating projected impacts from climate change into the planning, engineering, construction, and renovation of City facilities. Building on New York City’s national leadership on climate action, | Read More

Serenissima | Venice Italy | Jacques Abelman

May 26, 2014,AEDT

THE ETERNAL CITY? Due to faster than expected sea level rise, scientists project that even the drastic intervention of the M.O.S.E. sea barrier project will only delay the permanent flooding of Venice by 100 to 200 years. In this future vision of drastically altered climate conditions, coastal cities such as | Read More

Storm Surge Defense Alternatives | Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

November 21, 2012,AEDT

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson says environmentally friendly ‘soft infrastructure’ mitigates flood damage without sending harm elsewhere. The flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy prompted calls from New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials to consider building storm surge barriers to protect Lower Manhattan from future catastrophes. But, such a strategy | Read More