Exploring Questions of Resiliency and Coalition Building at the RPA 2019 Assembly

Updated: Jan 21, 2020

As the city releases its OneNYC Plan: Building a Strong and Fair City and Mayor De Blasio pursues an extension of the Island of Manhattan along the Financial District waterfront, the Regional Plan Association 2019 Assembly levied climate resiliency as an equity issue. Rebecca Karp and Joseph Sutkowi were part of the conversation at the event last week. We heard from visionary leaders like Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont but some of the most energizing discussion came from two climate-focused panels. Leaders from the NorthLight Foundation, the New School, Rebuild by Design, joined New York State Assemblymember Nily Rozic and NYC Chief Resilience Officer Dan Zarilli for the Climate Justice for All panel. Discussion centered on stakeholder engagement and the importance of building coalitions for major climate resiliency projects.

Discussions with stakeholders are becoming standard in implementation