$1.6B for More Resilient Hospitals24-11-2014
On November 6, Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced that New York City has secured a commitment of at least $1.6 billion in funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to repair and protect the City’s public hospitals and further advance the City's comprehensive resiliency plan.
DEP Will Expand Green Infrastructure Program24-11-2014
As a part of the de Blasio Administration's focus on expanding green infrastructure, the Department of Environmental Protection announced its plan to install 2,000 new bioswales across Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Bioswales are a form of green infrastructure that channel rainwater runoff into curbside gardens instead of sewers and waterways. When completed, the new curbside gardens will be able to absorb more than four million gallons of rainwater during a storm, and will keep 200 million gallons of contaminated runoff out of the city’s waterways each year.
California looks to Melbourne to help beat drought31-10-2014
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said a 16-member US delegation is in Melbourne to learn about how our city coped with the record-breaking drought of the late 1990s and 2000s and how those lessons could be applied in Los Angeles, which is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history.
Two Years Later, a Stronger, More Resilient New York28-10-2014
It has been almost two years since Hurricane Sandy hit New York, claiming 44 lives and causing $19 billion in damages and lost economic activity. Even before the waters receded, New Yorkers rushed to help their neighbors and begin the rebuilding process. The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency has been leading the City’s efforts to not only recover from Sandy, but also to adapt our City to be ready for future storms and other climate risks.