According to NYC officials, for every one inch of rain, over 1 billion gallons of stormwater are generated. Thus, flooding poses a huge risk to the city’s infrastructure. Raising subway vents and entrances reduces the probability of catastrophic flooding. Since 2007, 25 locations have been retrofitted and nearly $90 million USD has been allocated to this initiative. Thirty stair pads have been installed at entrances, and over 5,300 linear feet of ventilation gratings have been raised. Many of the ventilation grates serve a dual function, such as a bench or a bike rack.
The Center for Clean Air Policy’s blog series, What Does Climate Resilience Look Like?, highlights adaptation images from around the world addressing a variety of climate impacts and resilience solutions.
A key purpose of this blog series is to provide a forum for the adaptation community to share adaptation/resilience images. So far, images have been submitted by New York State, New Jersey, New Zealand, Renaissance Reinsurance and others. CCAP plans to continue blogging weekly.
Center for Clean Air Policy’s Request for Images
Have a climate resilience image to share? Please send the photo to CCAP by Twitter, Facebook, or email. (Please include the Who-What-Where: Who took the photo? What is the adaptation technique? Where is it located?) CCAP is especially interested in examples that advance multiple goals such as GHG emission reductions and sustainable economic development.
Read more about Center for Clean Air Policy or the Blog Series: What Does Climate Resilience Look Like?. CCAP plans to post new blog entries every Monday. Future blogs will discuss topics such as water reclamation and urban tree planting. There have now been four posts on “What Does Climate Resilience Look Like?” and an additional five posts are in the queue.