Superstorm Research Lab has just released the first in-depth report aimed on Sandy's aftermath that examines a wide cross-section of post-Sandy perspectives, including policymakers in New York City Hall, individuals whose lives were acutely affected, established NGOs, and community-based organizations like Occupy Sandy. Drawing on over 70 extensive interviews, we have found that two divergent concepts of disaster have lead to different types of response, definitions of recovery, and attention to justice following Hurricane Sandy's landfall in New York City in 2012.
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The Institute for Public Knowledge is organizing a Public Forum Series on Sandy, Climate Change and the Future of New York City with the Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment. The aim of this series is to engage scholars across New York University to think broadly about Superstorm Sandy, climate change, and the future of our city. All events in the series are free and open to the public, and feature scholars from NYU departments including Environmental Studies; Urban Planning; Sociology; Photography; Media, Culture, and Communication; Interactive Telecommunications; and Metropolitan Studies. The series is building off the conversation started at an IPK public forum in December 2012.
April 22, 5PM Housing and Hurricane Sandy
Vicki Been & Ingrid Gould Ellen
April 26, 6PM Technology, Art, and Disaster
Jacques Servin & Marina Zurkow
May 1, 6PM Rethinking Homeland Security for the Age of Climate Extremes
Eric Klinenberg & Harvey Molotch
May 8, 6PM Occupy Sandy and Emerging Forms of Social Organization
Max Liboiron and Superstorm Research Lab, Nick Mirzoeff, Michael Ralph & Andrew Ross
May 13, 6PM Photography and Climate Change
Mark Bussell, Fred Ritchin & Joseph Rodriguez
May 14, 7:30PM Infrastructure
Mitchell Joachim, Constantine Kontokostan & Rae Zimmerman
The Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) brings theoretically serious scholarship to bear on major public issues. Located at NYU, it nurtures collaboration among social researchers in New York and around the world. It builds bridges between university-based researchers and organizations pursuing practical action.
NYU’s Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment is a new University-wide effort to advance interdisciplinary and international research and teaching on cities and the urban environment.
Several members of the Superstorm Research Lab will be at the Association of American Geographers conference next week in LA. As in other years, the Hazards, Risks and Disaster Specialty group is holding a number of panels, and there are a many environmental justice panels that may be of interest to people whose work parallels SRL:
There are six papers specifically on Superstorm Sandy (not presented by SRL members):
From dangling cranes to flooded tunnels: Hurricane Sandy and the Geographies of Twitter
Friday, 4/12/2013 at 14:40 PM
Print News Patterns and Hurricane Sandy (2012)
Wednesday, 4/10/2013 at 12:40 PM
Tracking Hurricane Sandy (2012) through Newspaper Photography
Wednesday, 4/10/2013 at 12:40 PM
The Impact of Hurricane Sandy on selected south coast beaches, Jamaica, West Indies.
Saturday, 4/13/2013 at 16:00 PM
Community-based Flood Preparation and Damage Assessment – Hurricane Sandy
Wednesday, 4/10/2013 at 8:00 AM
SRL member presentations and panels (note some are explicitly about Superstorm Sandy and some are not). Please feel free to meet with us if you are interested in our SRL work:
Scale, Action, and the Environment: Superstorm Sandy
Wednesday, 4/10/2013, from 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM in Malibu Parlor 3118, Westin, 31st Floor
Geographies of Garbage: the State of the Art on Discard Studies.
Thursday, 4/11/2013, from 4:40 PM – 6:20 PM in Pico, The LA Hotel, Level 2
This panel is not about Superstorm Sandy in particular, but “disaster trash” will be mentioned.
Future of the Capitalist City
Daniel Aldana Cohen (“Climate Change, “post-materialism”, and the future of the capitalist city“) and Max Besbris
Thursday, 4/11/2013, from 2:40 PM – 4:20 PM in Corsican, Biltmore, Mezzanine Level
Climate change is one of the areas of research is SRL, and Daniel will examine the class contradictions of existing urban climate politics in New York and São Paulo.
The Political Ecology of Urbanization
Wednesday, 4/10/2013, from 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM in Pico, The LA Hotel, Level 2
This paper offers some thoughts on a research agenda for a political ecology not of the city but of urbanization.
Megaregions 1: Structures, Functions, Patterns
Thursday, 4/11/2013, from 8:00 AM – 9:40 AM in Olvera, The LA Hotel, Level 2
David is the disscussant for this panel, and will be drawing from SRL’s current research in his discussion.