Ideas for Building Resilient Communities After Hurricane Sandy

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Much of the landscape must be returned to its natural state, combined with distributed renewable energy and water.


“We ended the Dust Bowl by returning much of the landscape back to its native state and changing how we treated the land we continue to occupy. And we will end disasters like Hurricane Sandy the same way: taking as much of our coastline as possible back to its pre-settlement state as the least expensive way of protecting ourselves from a future of super storms, and rebuilding the rest in as resilient — as temporary or as indestructible — a way possible, with those living in harms way having to pay much more for public services as a result of that choice. It may not sound like a “Marshall Plan,” but it may be the only plan that, in the end, works. “

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