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Sandy+10: Resilience, Equity, and Climate Justice


September 30, 2022

Op-Ed in Planning Magazine on Post Disaster Housing

Hurricane Recovery Fails the Financially Vulnerable

Based on a decade of data from Hurricane Sandy, two New York City planners explore the inequities of disaster mitigation and recovery — and what needs to change to prevent climate gentrification.  By Donovan Finn and Thad Pawlowski


September 30, 2022

Thad talks with Brian Lehrer about the Army Corps Plan for New York Harbor

The Army Corps of Engineers released a $52 billion dollar proposal to protect New York's coastlines through sea walls and storm surge gates. Samantha Maldonado, reporter at The City covering climate and resiliency, and Thaddeus Pawlowski, co-director of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, explain how it would work, and why environmental groups are not all on board with the p

July 20, 2022

Kate Orff on Brian Lehrer

Kate talks to Brian about why "trees are a form of civic infrastructure" helping us to keep cool during heat waves and absorb water during heavy rainstorms; and how we need to work together to depave the city and create more contiguous ecologies.





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Established in 2018 at Columbia University’s Graduate School for Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), CRCL extends Columbia’s leadership in climate-related work and supports the interdisciplinary collaborations and external partnerships needed to engage the most serious and challenging issues of our time.

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