Tag Archives: hurricanes

Rebuilding with Resilience: Lessons from the Rebuild by Design Competition After Hurricane Sandy

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This Georgetown Climate Center report aims to capture and share lessons learned from the innovative process for developing the Rebuild by Design (RBD) proposals and the novel projects that were generated through this competition. This report describes how the Hurricane Sandy Rebuild by Design Competition projects are demonstrating innovative approaches for rebuilding in ways that will make our communities more resilient to future climate impacts and other environmental changes, as well as to social and economic stressors. Read report... Read more

Buy-In for Buyouts: Three Flood-Prone Communities Opt for Managed Retreat

Hurricane Sandy damaged 1,500 properties in Milford—which has the longest coastline in Connecticut, two rivers, and the
state’s highest number of repetitive loss properties—but the city and most home owners have resisted buyout programs. (Credit: Denis Tangney, Jr.)
This article highlights the experience of three cities in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey that adopted buyout programs after suffering major property loss from Hurricane Irene or Superstorm Sandy. The case studies demonstrate that buyout programs are a useful tool for moving residents in flood zones out of harm’s way, but they also illustrate the limitations of current programs. Read more... Read more