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OMA and BIG present rebuilding projects for Sandy-affected communities

OMA and BIG present rebuilding projects for Sandy-affected communities | green streets | Scoop.it

OMA, BIG and WXY have unveiled proposals to revitalise parts of America devastated by Hurricane Sandy and help protect them against future emergencies.

The Rebuild by Design competition asked ten teams of architects, landscape architects, engineers and urban designers to develop proposals for different sections of America's east coast, which was struck by the hurricane in October 2012.

The competition was initiated last year by US housing and urban development secretary Shaun Donovan. The winning projects will be announced later this year and will be implemented with funding from community grants.

View more concepts at the link.

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Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, April 5, 1:02 AM

After the disaster, an opportuniyt to evolve toward a more resilient city

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Planning for Climate Change: 5 Ideas to prevent flooding in New York

Planning for Climate Change: 5 Ideas to prevent flooding in New York | green streets | Scoop.it
It's time to start seriously planning for climate change in the city.


New York City didn’t have to flood quite this badly, or, at least, it doesn’t have to again. There's no shortage of ideas out there for how the city could adapt to rising sea levels (or, we’ll just say it: climate change). A lot of them haven’t been deployed or more seriously studied because they seem too expensive or daunting.


But an event like Sandy quickly changes that calculus. Suddenly, some of these solutions don’t look quite as expensive as cleaning up after a hurricane...

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Protecting Communities from Climate Change & Extreme Weather like Sandy

Protecting Communities from Climate Change & Extreme Weather like Sandy | green streets | Scoop.it

New York & New Jersey are inching toward recovery, but there's a long way to go before rebounding from Hurricane Sandy. Across the region, people are lining up for fuel for generators, buses for work & food for families. Many are without heat or medicines, and numerous families are in public-housing high rises in Lower Manhattan without access to safer alternatives.

Experts used to discuss climate change in terms of computer models and scientific forecasts. Now Americans are talking about it in its most urgent terms: people’s lives. When climate change intensifies extreme weather like hurricanes and droughts, our families—and our homes, jobs, neighborhoods, and plans for our children—feel the brunt.

The human toll of climate change is mounting and we must act. America must wake up and curb climate change...

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Hilary Brummel's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:25 AM

This article was all about protecting cities from the climate change and extreme weather. New york and new jersey are both recovering right now and they don't want to have another contastrofy so they are doing many things to prevent their cities from being damaged again.