Resiliency

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Five Borough Food Flow

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2016 New York City Food Distribution & Resiliency Study Results

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Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency

The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project (LMCR) is an integrated coastal protection initiative being led by the Mayor's Office for Recovery & Resiliency aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise in Lower Manhattan. The LMCR Project spans the Lower Manhattan coast from Montgomery Street to the northern end of Battery Park City, and seeks to improve access to the waterfront as well as enhance public spaces in the community.

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Rising to the Challenge: NYC Daylighting Inc.

 |  NYCEDC
Solatube Daylighting Systems passively transfer sunlight from the roof to interior spaces. A healthier solution to electric lighting, they systems also allow for accrued savings on electricity and lessens the strain on the power grid. In the event of a blackout, Solatubes would continue to provide lighting during business hours and allow generators to run other essential equipment.

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Rising to the Challenge: New America

 |  NYCEDC
As one of 11 projects selected through NYCEDC’s RISE : NYC program, New America will share up to $30 million with the other project teams to set up WiFi coverage in Sandy-impacted communities across the city. We spoke to the Resilient Communities Program team about their mesh technology and community-centric approach.

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Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection Feasibility Study

The Red Hook IFPS Project is an important part of Mayor de Blasio’s multilayered resiliency plan that the City is implementing around the five boroughs.

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Rising to the Challenge: Go Electric

 |  NYCEDC
As one of 11 winning teams of NYCEDC’s RISE : NYC competition, Go Electric will share up to $30 million with the other RISE : NYC winners to install the first commercial Blinkless ERS systems at Sandy-impacted small businesses across the city. We spoke to President and Founder Lisa Laughner about how this technology can increase resiliency and reduce load on the power grid.

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Rising to the Challenge: goTenna

 |  NYCEDC
goTenna was founded by siblings Daniela and Jorge Perdomo in 2012. As one of 11 winning teams in NYCEDC’s RISE : NYC competition, goTenna will share up to $30 million with the other winners to implement its technology at Sandy-impacted small businesses across New York City. We spoke to the team about their plans.

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Rising to the Challenge: CALM Energy

 |  NYCEDC
RISE : NYC winner CALM Energy has developed a product to address the vulnerabilities of New York's power grid. We spoke to the team about its plans to install Energy Watchdog at Sandy-impacted small businesses across New York City.

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Rising to the Challenge: Home Free

 |  NYCEDC
Power Rockaways Resilience was one of the first organizations on the ground in the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy. As one of eleven winning teams in our RISE : NYC competition, they will share up to $30 million with the other winners to implement their Home Free Space Solution at Sandy-impacted small businesses across the peninsula.

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Rising to the Challenge: Floodproofing NYC with OptiRTC

 |  NYCEDC
The team behind Opti saw an opportunity to combine three different technologies—cloud-based sensors, physical floodproofing, and alert systems—to help protect buildings in New York from future floods. This week, we share their story in our Rising to the Challenge series.