Resilient Housing


Much of New York City’s public housing is built in the flood zone. Resilience measures in these areas can be combined with other objectives: more amenities, housing preservation, jobs and better public space. Capturing all these opportunities, however, requires a level of integration between community groups, the City, NYCHA and other land-owners in the area. The team developed a toolbox for an integrated and comprehensive strategy for the ‘towers-in-the-park’ in order to make these areas more physically resilient, while also achieving the critical social objectives.

Part of Solution

  • "The Big U" - Managing Flooding in Manhattan

  • Photos

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