Resilient planning (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)
Ten years ago, New York City received one of the biggest wake-up calls in its history – climate change was here, and we were not ready.
Superstorm Sandy, which killed 44 New Yorkers and caused $19 billion in damages and lost economic activity, was the first massive climate-change-driven storm to hit the five boroughs — and, as we are now well-aware, it wouldn’t be the last. We did learn some very important lessons.
First among them: if we are going to build, and rebuild, we need to build resiliently. That is...