Rising sea levels and coastal storm surges associated with climate change pose a growing threat to coastal cities such as New York City. Additionally, new building construction on brownfield properties present many opportunities for improved resilience and sustainability. To promote the integration of green remediation and sustainable and resilient development techniques on brownfield cleanups around the City, OER developed the Sustainability and Climate Change Resilience Survey. A variety of development types were surveyed—commercial, residential, and industrial—across all five boroughs.
A final report of best management practices for sustainable and resilient brownfield remediation and development, Resilience in Brownfield Reclamation, can be found here.