Big Weather And Coastal Cities: A Harvard School Of Public Health Webcast


Burned and flooded homes at Breezy Point, Fort Tilden, NY. Aerial pictures of New York’s coast, after superstorm Sandy devastated the area. Photo courtesy of: © Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) / WCU

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Lives turned upside down. Neighborhoods destroyed. Days without power. Crippled transportation.

Is this the new normal for coastal cities?

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Forum at the Harvard School of Public and The Huffington Post are convening some of the experts with expertise in these issues on Monday, December 10 for a panel discussion of the issues coastal cities face in an age of big weather and how they can be addressed.

This Forum event will explore how people and cities rebound from devastating natural disasters and how they prepare for new catastrophes.

The questions they must answer are not only what “things” are needed, but how we can catalyze the necessary political courage and social and regulatory changes. For coastal cities to be resilient in the face of Sandy and her big weather siblings there must be significant adaptation and perhaps fundamental transformation of attitudes and behaviors as well as bridges, tunnels, and buildings…

The panel will be broadcast live on the Web:

WATCH LIVE WEBCAST: Harvard School Of Public Health Forum Monday, December 10, 2012 From 10:30 am to 11:30 am ET

Read Full Article, “With Sandy, A Call for Transforming Coastal Cities” by Eric J.McNulty, The Huffington Post

Harvard School Of Public Health
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, this Forum event will explore how people and cities rebound from devastating natural disasters and how they prepare for new catastrophes. With millions of people living in coastal cities, coupled with changing weather patterns, natural disasters present significant public health and policy implications, from managing crises, to safeguarding infrastructure, to bolstering and leveraging the resilience of people and cities. This Forum event will be presented in collaboration with The Huffington Post.