On the seventh anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, AIANY’s Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) would like to highlight the Post-Sandy Initiative publication released a few short months after the storm affected the region in such significant, paradigm-shifting ways.

The initiative brought together stakeholders from across the AEC industry, city agencies, federal agency representatives, and community leadership to create a robust set of recommendations aimed at advancing the city and the region toward a resilient future—as relevant today as in 2012.

We have made much progress in the past seven years, yet much remains to be done to accomplish the collective goals set out in the report.  

The document remains a cornerstone of the idea of building resilient capacity—for New York City and its enormous metro area, as well as for other cities around the United States and the world that are  struggling to gain traction against the effects of climate change

We invite you to read the report and its Executive Summary as one way to understand how we might create a blueprint for better design planning, mitigation, and adaptation as we move forward in this era of rapid climate change.

Read the Post-Sandy Initiative: Full Report | Executive Summary