Oftentimes complex things, like the impacts of Hurricane Sandy, can be better understood visually. Succumbing to the cognitive allure of infographics, the Sandy Team has set out to digest a mountain of recently released facts, factors and figures of reconstruction. (The whole anticipated series is listed below.)
In this Overview, dots are connected between housing, businesses and institutions, the evolution of building stock (per Code requirements), and what we can expect from a rising, if not tempestuous, sea.
Depicting the Post-Sandy Landscape
Over the next several months, we will be publishing a series of infographics presenting relevant facts and numbers related to Hurricane Sandy reconstruction and recovery in New York and New Jersey. Look forward to future infographics on the following themes: The region's vulnerability to future storm events • Resiliency • Urban Planning - Schools • Housing • Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses • Welfare • Green Technology
"FEMA drags feet, leaves schools hit by Hurricane Sandy without materials or cash," Corrine Letsch and Ben Chapman, New York Daily News, April 25, 2013.
"Hurricane Sandy After Action Report," Mayor's Office of Operation (NYC), May 2013.
"Hurricane Sandy 6-Month Update," Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Spring 2013.
"Post Sandy Initiative: Building Better, Building Smarter: Opportunities for Design and Development," American Institute of Architects New York, May 2013.
"Sandy's Effects on Housing in New York City," Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy, New York University, March 2013.