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Hurricane Sandy, five years later: ‘No one was ready for what happened after’

tricia campbell mcavoy looks for mold in the garage of her home in brick, new jersey
Tricia Campbell McAvoy looks for mold in the garage of her home in Brick, New Jersey. Photograph: Bryan Derballa for the Guardian

Survivors of the 2012 storm remain haunted. As hurricanes continue to batter the US, many say plans to mitigate climate change have not gone far enough: ‘People need to open their eyes’

October 29, 2017 — Hurricane Sandy still assails the thoughts of Annie Willis, haunting her with its onrushing black water and the harrowing sound of shattering windows. The storm mauled a Continue reading Hurricane Sandy, five years later: ‘No one was ready for what happened after’

How a design competition changed the US approach to disaster response

the big u proposal was designed to protect lower manhattan from the impacts of a changing climate
The BIG U proposal was designed to protect Lower Manhattan from the impacts of a changing climate. Photograph: Rebuild by Design

Nate Berg tells the story of Rebuild By Design, a competition – and now its own organisation – based on taking a more proactive approach to disaster response in cities; but how far can you prepare for the effects of climate change?

January 18, 2017 — Ten years ago, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg released a plan to create what he called “the first environmentally sustainable 21st-century city”. The blueprint, Continue reading How a design competition changed the US approach to disaster response