Saturday, April 5, 2014

10 plans to stormproof NY area are finalists | Crain's New York Business

From 150 different entries come ten considered finalists in an effort to protect New York City and other areas from inundation from storms like Sandy. There are some novel approaches here and all would be expensive. If ultimately approved and funded, the money would come from HUD. Interesting to review some of the proposals, including one called "The Big U" that would provide a barrier and park space around the southern half of Manhattan. Click title for link.
"If you deliver a design for barrier islands off Long Island, a similar solution might make sense in New Jersey," he said. "Then we can work with both communities to see if they are interested."

Mr. Ovink hails from the Netherlands, where he oversaw questions of infrastructure
and water management before being tapped by Mr. Donovan as a senior HUD adviser to run the competition.
Mr. Ovink believes that the competition process will serve as a standard of how to bring both international talent and ideas to local and regional questions of resiliency.