Staten Island Using Oyster Reefs to Protect From Storms One of the winners of the Rebuild-by-Design competition is a plan to protect the South Shore of Staten Island with reefs of oysters. Full story, map and diagram here. Oysters used ...

Most of us in the area know that the State of NY moved quickly on relocating whole Staten Island neighborhoods after Sandy. NJ…not so much. Best in depth article about the mechanics of how this all unfolded in NY by Elizabeth ...

On this second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, we want to focus on a few stories where people were followed from their situations after the storm until now. This one relates to a buyout on Staten Island. That is one less property we ...

Think a $100 billion hurricane can’t happen; think again. It already has. The Hurricane of 1821 has been analyzed by the re-insurance company Swiss Re. A re-insurance company insures insurance companies. They took at closer look ...

Over 150 teams submitted proposals to make the NY / NJ region more resilient, ten finalists were selected and the winning six designs were announced yesterday by HUD Secretary Sean Donovan.  This finishes a year an a half long process ...

The Rockefeller Foundation has sweetened the pot in their 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge.  The selected cities will have the salary of a Chief Resiliency Officer paid for by the Foundation.  More on Fast Company’s ...

As a country below sea-level, the Netherlands has been dealing with water issues for centuries.  In the 1950’s they  began building the Delta Works, a series of massive barriers built to protect against the 10,000-year storm.  ...

Rebuild by Design is a federally supported design competition to make the coasts more resilient.  An Associated Press story by Wayne Parry highlights one proposal here. But don’t just focus in on this one design, there are many ...

There is a documentary about beach replenishment called Shored Up.  It was reviewed in Variety magazine recently, and in the Village Voice and the New York Times in recent months.  The biggest take away concept from the film is ...

Pro Publica did some excellent investigative reporting on the state of FEMA flood maps in the lead up to Sandy.  In the early 2000’s it seems that FEMA invested only in digitizing old flood maps instead of updating the data on ...