Sunday Video: New York Is Building a Wall to Hold Back the Ocean


New York City has plans for a new sea wall on Staten Island. The sea wall is in response to the global climate emergency that threatens worse tidal events and higher sea levels. The approach to the sea wall is sensitive to the existing urban environment and includes a boardwalk and riparian enhancements.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.