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The Brian Lehrer Show: After Sandy: The Seminar

SRL member Liz Koslov talks about the proposed government buyouts on Staten Island, where many residents want to move rather than rebuild their homes. This research is part of her ongoing work on the politics of urban managed retreat following disasters. Liz began studying Staten Island this past semester for an NYU sociology class on cities and climate change, and is joined on the Brian Lehrer Show by professor Eric Klinenberg and doctoral student Jacob Faber, who explains his work on the uneven geography of Sandy’s impact, in terms of flooding, access to public transit and problems with electricity and sewage.