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‘A Stronger, More Resilient New York’

On June 11, Mayor Michael Bloomberg publically launched a comprehensive plan to increase the resilience of New York’s critical infrastructure, buildings and communities. The plan is contained in the report ‘A Stronger, More Resilient New York’.

In launching the report Mayor Bloomberg stated:

“Today … we're releasing a 400-page report detailing over 250 concrete recommendations for how to confront the risks we face, and build a stronger, more resilient City. These include comprehensive plans for strengthening 15 critical areas, like coastal defenses, buildings, utilities, fuel and food supply, healthcare, transportation, and telecommunications. For all of these 15 areas, the report takes a top-to-bottom look at their infrastructure, their governance, how they were impacted by Sandy, the most significant risks that they face due to climate change, and what exactly we can do to better prepare them for it."

"The report also includes five chapters focused specifically on the areas that suffered the most damage from Sandy. For each community, we looked at their specific vulnerabilities, and for each, we developed a tailored, workable plan for a more resilient future.”

A Stronger, More Resilient New York contains the following sections:

Citywide Infrastructure and the Built Environment

  • Coastal Protection
  • Buildings
  • Economic Recovery
  • Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Liquid Fuels
  • Healthcare
  • Community Preparedness and Response
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Parks
    • Environmental Protection and Remediation
    • Water and Wastewater
    • Other Critical Networks

Community Rebuilding and Resiliency Plans

  • Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront
  • East and South Shores of Staten Island
  • South Queens
  • Southern Brooklyn
  • Southern Manhattan

Appendix: Initiatives
Appendix: Glossary

Read the report

•Date: 13th June 2013 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Critical infrastructure protection

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