Climate change and infrastructure adaptation in coastal New York City

William Solecki, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Vivien Gornitz, Radley Horton, David C. Major, Lesley Patrick, Rae Zimmerman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter* describes approaches, methods, and tools that have been designed to help New York City and its agencies to respond to climate change and associated sea-level rise through a comprehensive climate risk and adaptation strategy identication process. Climate change adaptation planning in New York City is characterized by a multijurisdictional stakeholder-scientist process, state-of-the-art scientic projections and mapping, and the development of adaptation strategies based on a riskmanagement approach. The chapter draws heavily from the authors’ experience as members of the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) and contributors to its work (NPCC 2009, 2010; Rosenzweig et al. 2013). The NPCC provides expert advice to the City of New York and critical infrastructure stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClimate Change and the Coast
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Resilient Communities
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781482288582
ISBN (Print)9780415464871
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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