Hurricane Sandy was a moment of reckoning for city, and that reckoning has begun. The general consensus is that the city and the state must build back better, stronger, and quite likely differently than before. Are sea walls appropriate? Should we let people live on barrier islands? What kind of improvements should be made to our transportation infrastructure, and how?
There are among the questions our leaders will be grappling with, and to help answer them, Governor Cuomo has just announced three new commissions, NYS 2100, NYS Respond and NYS Ready. The commissioners are a who’s who of business, infrastructure, environmental, planning, utilities and emergency preparedness professionals and experts. As Governor Cuomo made clear, their job is neither simple nor easy.