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Adapting to climate change in New York City

September 03, 2021

Informed Infrastructure Magazine shines a light on the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency and Tottenville Shoreline Protection projects

New York City and surrounding coastal communities are among the most-vulnerable areas for sea-level rise in the United States. Since Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in October 2012, flooding 17 percent of the city’s land and claiming 44 lives, the scientific community reached consensus that, without significant action, climate change will have devastating consequences at a faster rate than previously thought.

Sea-level rise, based on current projections, will submerge parts of Lower Manhattan on a regular basis in this generation, and put critical infrastructure and jobs serving all of New York City and the region at risk, including the city’s subway and ferry network; sewer system; and many historic, cultural and community assets.

Read the full article, which profiles our work on the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency and Tottenville Shoreline Protection projects.

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