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

Donovan Finn, Divya Chandrasekhar, and Yu Xiao

in Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters: International and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323587
eISBN:
9781447323617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

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 ... More


Using the Model for Science during Crisis

William R. Burch Jr., Gary E. Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter illustrates how the application of the Human Ecosystem Model (HEM) has recently been extended to include science-based assessments during major environmental crises. The model has been ... More


“This Crosses Party Lines All over the Place”: Sustainable Solidarities and the Politics of Disaffection

Melissa Checker

in The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479835089
eISBN:
9781479859245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835089.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Looking beyond the animosities and vitriol of national, partisan politics, chapter 6 shines a light on new political formations. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, residents of Staten Island’s ... More


Democracy and the State

Ali Aslam

in Ordinary Democracy: Sovereignty and Citizenship Beyond the Neoliberal Impasse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190601812
eISBN:
9780190601836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601812.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

Lauren Berlant’s Cruel Optimism traces persistent desires for mutual attachment and participation in public life amid conditions of economic precarity and diminished agency. This chapter evaluates ... More


From Bloomberg to De Blasio and Beyond

Lindsay K. Campbell

in City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501707506
eISBN:
9781501714795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707506.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The brief epilogue starts with a personal vignette and discusses how Hurricane Sandy triggered a shift toward resilience planning. It also raises questions about how sustainability planning will ... More


Under Water, Actual Water

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about Hurricane Sandy, which charged toward the East Coast in the final days of October 2012. It emphasizes how residents of Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town were ... More


A Park at Last

Nancy Webster and David Shirley

in A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171229
eISBN:
9780231542944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Describes the vibrant reality of Brooklyn Bridge Park today, both in terms of the active usage of its available sections by thousands of people each day and the ongoing construction and opening of ... More


The Book in Hand, Again

Jean-Luc Nancy

in To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The epilogue reenlists Levinas for a final inventory of examples about reading and materiality. Perhaps by default, “the book in hand” is the expression to which previous chapters have had most ... More


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