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Climate Resilience in Queens

Through a community-driven process with Make the Road New York, we’ve been learning what climate justice looks like for Queens residents by co-powering communities to turn their resilience goals into reality.

Hurricane Ida and Housing Insecurity

In 2021, Regional Plan Association and Make the Road New York collaborated to help Queens residents and Make the Road New York members tell their stories about housing insecurity. Watch the videos in English or Spanish.

Produced by Evan Carter

Both organizations brought together technical know-how and on the ground outreach to build capacity for underrepresented communities in Queens who are typically left out of the planning process.”


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During Hurricane Ida, extreme rain, unlicensed apartments, and underlying socioeconomic conditions resulted in death and disaster in central Queens. These strategies can help prevent that from happening again.
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The effects of climate change are already here and will become increasingly evident in the lives of all New Yorkers.
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The effects of climate change will be felt by everyone, but some communities will face greater challenges than others, due to extreme impacts, or a lack of resources to address the challenges, or both.
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Understanding the social, economic, and political dimensions of a community, as well as geographic and physical factors, are critical to understanding how to build climate change adaptation capacity.
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