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Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Nautilus has contributed its professional expertise to the recovery efforts in New York City since Hurricane Sandy, working with clients and on a pro bono basis in numerous ways. Below is a summary of Nautilus' post-Sandy related work since the superstorm in October 2012.


Pro Bono Work

Post-Sandy Initiative - Building Better, Building Smarter: Opportunities for Design and Development, a collaborative effort of hundreds of professionals in the immediate aftermath of the superstorm led by the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter (AIANY); Nautilus' President served as co-chair of the Waterfront Working Group, 2012-2013. For more information, watch a video about the Initiative or visit postsandyinitiative.org.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Waterfront Management Advisory Board, Nautilus' President served as representative of the American Planning Association -NY Metro Chapter both before and after Hurricane Sandy, including advising on the Special Initiative on Rebuilding and Resilience (SIRR), 2012-2014.

NYC Department of City Planning Advisory Group for NYC's Waterfront Revitalization Program revisions and Urban Waterfront Adaptive Strategies, Nautilus' President served as representative of the APA-NY Metro Chapter both before and after Hurricane Sandy, 2012-2014.


Consulting Work

Dredged Materials & Climate Change Pilot Project: Technology, Applications & Demonstration Project, a study exploring the beneficial use of dredged materials for climate change, analyzing state-of-the art technologies and possible applications, and proposing a demonstration project, for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, 2013-2014. Read more about the project…

Floating Structures Pilot Project: Fish Utilization & Responses and Hydrodynamics & Sediment Transport, multi-year scientific research on the impacts of floating structures on the aquatic habitat of New York's estuary, for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, 2011-2015. Read more about the project…


Speaking Engagements

"Post-Sandy Waterfront Planning in New York City: What's Happening?" Moderator, APA NY Metro Chapter 2015 Annual Conference, October 2015, see the event flyer…

"Waterfront Housing in a Post-Sandy World," Moderator, AIANY Housing Committee, Center for Architecture, New York, NY, March 2014

"Coastal Climate Resilience: Strategies & Scenarios for Urban Waterfronts," Moderator and Organizer, APA & RPA, Pier 40, New York, NY, October 2013

"Keeping Pace with Climate Change: Resiliency Strategies for the 21st Century and Beyond," Speaker, APA & ASLA, Pratt Manhattan, New York, NY, June 2013

"New York at Risk: On the Waterfront", AIANY and ASLA-NY, Speaker, Center for Architecture, New York, NY, Earth Day, April 2013


Publications & Articles

Post-Sandy Initiative: Building Better, Building Smarter: Opportunities for Design and Development, report by the Post-Sandy Initiative, AIANY, May 2013. See "Waterfront" chapter on page 32…

New York City's Waterfront: Three Case Studies in Contemporary Resilient Design, article in eOculus, by Graham Higgins, LEED AP, April 2, 2014

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