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After Superstorm Sandy: Bolstering the Resilience of Metro-New York’s Infrastructure

Two years ago, Community and Regional Resilience Institute and Meridian Institute were pleased to cooperate with the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University in an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation sponsored series of workshops titled, After Superstorm Sandy:  Bolstering the Resilience of Metro-New York’s Infrastructure.  In a series of workshops at four host institutions, Stevens Institute of Technology, INTERCEP at New York University, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University and the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Process Center, University of Pennsylvania, this project brought together experts and practitioners from coastal urban communities outside of the New York/New Jersey area to meet with their counterparts who were on the frontlines of responding to and recovering from this natural disaster.  Here is the link to this very worthwhile report:  http://www.northeastern.edu/resilience/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bolstering-Critical-Infrastructure-Resilience-After-Superstorm-Sandy.pdf.