Will Climate Risks Change the Map of NYC?

For Climate Week NYC (September 21-25), which was marked by events showing support for the United Nations September 22 Summit Meeting on Climate Change, the Citizens Network, Nancy Owens Studio, Green Map System and other collaborating partners prepared an exhibit at the Mercy Corps' Action Center to End World Hunger in Battery Park City.

A set of slides produced by Nancy Owens Studio LLC, Laurel Marx Design, and Gail Karlsson (posted below) provides information about projected flooding in New York City from storm surges and sea level rise related to climate change, and raises questions about how we should respond locally to climate change.

Maps and an interactive display, produced by Green Map System, also highlighted measures being taken that would reduce New York City's greenhouse gas emissions, such as renewable energy installations and green buildings. Other co-sponsoring organizations included the T Salon, Sarabeth Bakery, and the Urban Design Lab at Earth Institute.

Special thanks to Gail Karlsson, New York City Coordinator for Citizens Network for Sustainable Development, for organizing the exhibit, and the related panel discussion on September 23.

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