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Fall 2017: Resiliency: Five Years After Sandy

Explore the Fall 2017 issue of Oculus magazine, AIA New York’s quarterly print magazine. Cover: Aerial view of the flooding in Beaumont, Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Photography: Staff Sergeant Daniel J. Martinez, South Carolina Air National Guard.

Table of Contents
Articles & News
Letter from the President 

Progressive, Resilient Design in Regressive Times
by David Piscuskas, FAIA
Letter from the Editor
A Resilient New York Requires a Better Subway
by Alan G. Brake
At the Center
Climate Change in NYC: Bridging Science and Practice
Letter from the Executive Director
Laying the Groundwork for a Greener New York City
by Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA
One Block Over
The Revitalized Empire Stores
by Alan G. Brake
Portfolio
Sea Level
by Elizabeth Felicella
In Print
A Burglar’s Guide to the City
by Geoff Manaugh
In Print
Obsolescence: An Architectural History
by Daniel M. Abramson; Reviews by Stanley Stark, FAIA
Features
Opener
Resiliency: Five Years After Sandy
After Federal Resiliency Retreat,New York Persists
States and cities continue to prepare for both single hazardous events and long-range climate change.
by Bill Millard
On the Front Lines
New York is building defenses against future storms.
by Alex Ulam
Where Resiliency Hits the Road
How those at the forefront of adapting to climate change and natural disasters are implementing effective projects at scale.
by Lisa Chamberlain
Sandy After 5: A Report Card
Are we better off today than the day before the superstorm hit? Yes. Are we resilient as a city yet? No.
by Illya Azaroff, AIA

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