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Bolstering Critical Infrastructure Resilience After Superstorm Sandy: Lessons for New York and the Nation

Topics: Communications, Emergency Management, Energy, Healthcare and Public Health, Homeland Security Theory Policy and Practice, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Supply Chain, Transportation, Critical Infrastructure Theory, Policy and Practice,

This report from the Global Resilience Institute, formerly the Center for Resilience Studies, identifies lessons learned in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and use them to advance critical infrastructure resilience throughout communities nationwide. It identifies four major obstacles to the resilience of these systems in the New York metropolitan region, including outdated codes and inadequate management frameworks, as well as four recommendations for overcoming these challenges, including implementing economic incentives for the adoption of resilience-boosting strategies and increasing the federal capacity to collaborate with regional actors.

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