The Resiliency of NYC Supply Chains

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
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You'll learn about:

  • Learn about the complexities of the NYC freight supply chains

  • Learn about the complexities of freight in general

  • Learn about various ways to collect data and plan for resilient freight initiatives


Freight is often hidden in plain sight yet it is one of the only areas of planning that affects everyone and that everyone affects. Within government it can be a struggle to get elected officials and planners to recognize the importance of freight. At this panel, hear from three different agencies who will report on how they are addressing freight resiliency from different perspectives.


The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) (with the NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services) worked on a Regional Resiliency Assessment Program (conducted by the Department of Homeland Security) on the area's Liquid Fuel Supply Chain as well as the NYC Climate Change Adaptation Task Force on identifying vulnerabilities of supply chains to climate change risks.


The NYC Economic Development Corporation (with ORR) conducted a Food Supply Study to better learn how food moves as it owns the property that is home to the Hunts Point Fish, Produce and Meat markets, a vital node in the region's food supply chain.


NYC Emergency Management will present on another RRAP plan that looked at critical freight infrastructure to better understand how to help supply chains recover after a disaster and how to utilize freight to move critical supplies and equipment before, during and after an emergency.



Andrew Genn , New York City Economic Devel Corp , New York , NY
Sandra Rothbard , AICP , Brooklyn , NY (see bio)
Susanne DesRoches , Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (see bio)
Julie Stein , AICP , New York City Econ Devel Corp , New York , NY (see bio)