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ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE NYS 2021 ENVIRONMENTAL BOND ACT

The New York State Environmental Bond Act, the largest environmental bond act in State history, would dedicate $3 billion to help restart the economy while protecting clean water, improving public health, and expanding access to nature. The Bond will address pressing infrastructure and environmental needs while providing much-needed stimulus in the wake of the economic

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RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR NYS

New York State is already feeling the effects of climate change. This report outlines impact of flooding events in the past decade, and proposes the creation of a “Resilient Infrastructure Fund which includes a transparent and equitable approach to address climate impacts that communities throughout New York are already experiencing. The new study finds that

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BUILDING BRIDGES: A COMMUNITY-BASED STEWARDSHIP STUDY FOR AN EQUITABLE EAST RIVER PARK

The long-term maintenance of parks is a challenge in New York City, just as in many other cities around the world. To address shortages in funding and opportunities for enhancements, New York City has a history of employing the “Conservancy” model, which typically takes the form of a non-profit institution that contracts with the NYC

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SAFER AND STRONGER CITIES: ADVOCATING FOR FEDERAL RESILIENCE POLICY

Mayors from Los Angeles to Miami, New Orleans to Washington DC joined 100 Resilient Cities, Rebuild by Design, and Enterprise Community Partners to call for the federal government to adopt the policy recommendations in “Safer and Stronger Cities”. The report comes after a year of unprecedented challenges with many cities still recovering from natural disasters

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REBUILDING WITH RESILIENCE: LESSONS FROM THE REBUILD BY DESIGN COMPETITION AFTER HURRICANE SANDY

ABOUT The six winning* Hurricane Sandy Design Competition projects were selected to demonstrate innovative approaches for rebuilding communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in ways that will enhance physical, social, economic, and environmental resilience. Two years into implementation, these projects are providing important lessons about how officials at all levels of government can design and construct infrastructure projects

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