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Spatial Planning and Resilience Following DisastersInternational and Comparative Perspectives$
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Stefan Greiving, Michio Ubaura, and Jaroslav Tesliar

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323587

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.001.0001

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Planning for resilience in the New York metro region after Hurricane Sandy

Planning for resilience in the New York metro region after Hurricane Sandy

(p.117) Chapter A3 Planning for resilience in the New York metro region after Hurricane Sandy
Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters

Donovan Finn

Divya Chandrasekhar

Yu Xiao

Policy Press

This chapter outlines the major spatial planning initiatives undertaken in the New York region in response to Hurricane Sandy, illustrating the different approaches taken by New York City, New York State and the US federal government and contrasting these programs with the spatial planning programs in neighbouring New Jersey, which was equally hard hit by the storm. New York City, the state and the federal government designed innovative recovery planning processes that illustrate a way of thinking about long term community recovery from disasters that increasingly includes citizen-based decision-making and long-term resilience in addition to rebuilding and replacement. Nonetheless, these emergent approaches are far from ubiquitous and still pose daunting implementation challenges that will have to be overcome in order to achieve effective recovery and enhanced resiliency.

Keywords:   Hurricane Sandy, New York, New Jersey, recovery, resilience

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