Rebuild by Design's innovative solutions for a future when rising sea levels reconfigure the East Coast beyond recognition.
Hurricane Sandy didn't respect jurisdictional boundaries, and it challenged us to coordinate disaster response on a regional scale.
While the storm only forced some of us from our homes, it cost us all a way of life.
Without addressing the complexities of local law, even the most resilient designs risk lingering on computer screens and drawing boards without implementation.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
A few ideas for how to ensure more resilient communities.
There are a huge number of physical, financial, and political obstacles.
Rebuilding is never just a matter of putting back structures.
After Hurricane Sandy, tight neighborhoods and centralized infrastructure recovered more quickly than spread-out areas.
We should be retreating from the shore, not developing structures that will only flood again.
Follow along as The Atlantic Cities reports on the results of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force's Rebuild By Design project.