Lessons from Sandy
This report, spurred by aftermath of Hurrican Sandy, identifies a set of policies, regulations, and administrative practices that federal agencies can adopt to help coastal metropolitan regions recover quickly from natural disasters and reduce future risk in the face of climate change and rising sea levels.
About the Authors
Robert Pirani is a senior fellow at Regional Plan Association and the program director for the New York–New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program at the Hudson River Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2014, Mr. Pirani was RPA’s vice president for environmental and energy programs for more than 20 years.
Laura Tolkoff was an associate planner for the environmental and energy programs at Regional Plan Association, where she focused on advancing climate mitigation and climate resilience through research, advocacy, and planning. She also managed RPA’s energy program, which seeks to develop a contemporary model of energy infrastructure for the New York metropolitan region.