Adaptive Resilience Measures: Retail and Industry
You'll learn about:
Strategies to help retail and industrial businesses reduce their vulnerability to flooding
Ways to use urban design to strengthen resiliency planning
Challenges that many urban communities are facing regarding federal floodplain regulations and potential remedies to enhance the resiliency and viability of businesses
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the New York City Department of City Planning undertook studies to both evaluate the vulnerability of commercial businesses to future flooding and coastal storms and propose strategies to help retail and manufacturing businesses improve the resilience of their facilities and operations. Explore a suite of steps that you can take—from individual businesses to citywide planning and policy changes—to reduce vulnerability and adapt to flooding, coastal storms, and sea-level rise.
Panelists will share the results of an analysis of prototypical retail corridors and case studies of industrial facilities in New York to delve into the complexities of balancing floodplain management with the maintenance of healthy commercial enterprise in existing urban areas. The panel will also delve into the challenges of adapting broad federal floodplain requirements across the varied building stocks and historic development patterns of urban communities.
Explore the use of urban design as an effective communication tool, as well as a useful means to explore creative solutions to adapt to a changing climate. The goal? To highlight opportunities for businesses to embrace resiliency and uncover regulatory barriers to some of these opportunities.
, NYC Department of City Planning
Confirmed SpeakerDylan Sandler is a planner in the New York City Department of City Planning, where he manages an initiative to help industrial businesses throughout the city become more resilient to the impacts flooding and coastal storms. He also recently co-authored the second edition textbook: “Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness: An Introductory Text for Emergency Management and Planning Professionals,” published by CRC Press in 2016. Prior to joining the Department of City Planning, Dylan worked as a consultant for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, helping to facilitate interagency programs that support coastal resiliency and climate change adaptation. Dylan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Master’s in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
, NYC Dept. of City Planning
, New York
Confirmed SpeakerRyan joined the NYC Department of City Planning in 2014 as an Urban Designer with the Climate Resiliency Team. He has helped release reports that have covered retrofitting buildings in flood zones, preserving and strengthening retail corridors in the floodplain and demonstrating how to best design industrial sites along the waterfront. Prior to joining DCP, Ryan worked as an urban designer and landscape architect for four years in the private sector and spent a portion of that time as an intern with the United Nations (UN-Habitat). Ryan received his Masters in Urban Design from Columbia University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture Purdue University. He was a recipient of the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize in 2013 at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation for best design project in his final semester, was an Olmsted Scholar nominee, and received an ASLA Honor Award while in his Senior year at Purdue University.
, NYC Department City Planning
, New York
Confirmed SpeakerAllan Zaretsky is a waterfront planner with the New York City Department of City Planning, where he is Project Manager for the agency's Resilient Retail program, addressing storm recovery and flood mitigation challenges to commercial buildings and retail corridors throughout the city's floodplain communities. Allan has also worked on a number of the agency's other resilience initiatives as well as the implementation of Vision2020: New York City's Comprehensive Waterfront Plan. He has been involved in long-term coastal resilience programs across New Jersey and in New York for the past four years. Allan holds a Master's Degree in city and regional planning (M.C.R.P.) from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and a B.A. from Northwestern University.