Participants learned about existing infrastructure, such as combined sewer pipes and outfalls, and how the City is understanding and coming up with solutions to deal with severe storms as well as sea level rise due to climate change.
A Flood of Ideas
On Monday, February 24, the City’s Economic Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency hosted an interactive Community Open House at Pace University’s conference center to discuss the ongoing development of the Climate Resilience Master Plan for the Financial District and Seaport neighborhoods, as part of the broader Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency project.
The Open House was divided into different rooms, each one explaining separate aspects of future challenges to keep Lower Manhattan above water.
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