Current and Upcoming

Sandy + 10: Resilience, Equity, Climate Justice

October 28, 2022 - October 29, 2022
The Forum at Columbia University, 601 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027 Auditorium

10 years ago, the global climate crisis gave New York a wake up call. 44 people died. 90,000 people displaced. 17% of the city flooded.

Over $18 billion has been spent on federal, state, local, and philanthropic initiatives focused on recovery and resilience. What worked and what didn’t? Who has benefited and who has been left behind? What have we learned?

This conference will create a space for reflection, collective learning and calls to action for a community of storm survivors, activists, practitioners, public servants, and academics whose life and work changed to meet the challenges of Hurricane Sandy recovery. The event will include:

  • Tours of resilience and recovery projects with Open House New York (October 22-25)
  • Panel discussions with local leaders, policymakers, and activists, covering a range of topics including preparedness, emergency response, housing and infrastructure recovery, community resilience, long-term planning for climate change adaptation, and governance.
  • Poster sessions on research of resilient coastal communities
  • Workshops on climate change impacts and adaptation projects in New York City
  • Celebration of local leaders who helped their communities through the storm, the trauma of recovery, and the re-envisioning of the future of New York

All are welcome to attend in-person at Columbia University, or on-line. Please note that attendees at in-person events must adhere to Columbia's health and safety policy, which includes providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Registration details will be posted soon.

If you have experience with Hurricane Sandy recovery and would like to propose either a topic for a panel, or to join a discussion as a panelist, please fill out this interest form. The deadline to submit is September 9, 2022.

Contact Information

Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes