New York City After Sandy

To foster thoughts and conversations about this year’s topic, Superstorm Sandy: Before, During, and After, we’d like to share with you all an article published by one our presenters, Tom Angotti, PhD. Tom Angotti is Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning & Development (CCPD). Tom spoke on the topic, “After Sandy: Short-term Planning and Longstanding Inequalities” at the colloquium this past March.

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In his article that relates to his upcoming presentation, New York City after Sandy, . Tom raises important questions about the repercussions of short-term vs. long-term planning in the New York City region within a social justice framework. By asking who benefits and who pays for decisions like waterfront development, or development along the toxic Gowanus canal, his article brings to the forefront questions about existing urban, environmental, and social inequalities that are perpetuated by planning decisions that are shortsighted. He calls for more holistic, long-term planning approach to rebuilding New York City as we face a future of rising sea waters and more superstorms like Sandy. His article offers a lot of food for thought and was a basis of our discussions during the colloquium.


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