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May 29 Event:: Superstorm Sandy: Are We Ready for the Next One?

Experts from the City University of New York, public and nonprofit sectors, and city government discussed lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy in three sessions, all free and open to the public, on Wednesday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Elebash Recital Hall.

SCIENCE, CLIMATE, AND STORM PREDICTION, 9–10 a.m.

Dr. William Solecki, Professor of Geography; Director, Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College; and Cochair, Mayor’s Panel on Climate Change

Dr. Frank Buonaiuto, Associate Professor of Geography, Hunter College, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Dr. Allan Frei, Professor, Chairperson, and Deputy Director, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College

Moderator: Dr. William J. Fritz, Professor of Geology; Interim President, College of Staten Island

NEW YORK CITY NATURAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE, 10:15–11:30 a.m.

Andrew Boyarsky, project director, NYC Coastal Storm Plan Training Project, School of Professional Studies, CUNY

Donald A. Winters, Assistant University Director of Public Safety, CUNY; and Liaison Unified Operations Resource Center Steering Committee, NYC Coastal Storm Plan

Brian Hartig, NYC Department of Homeless Services; Emergency Sheltering for the City’s Coastal Storm Plan

Dr. Michael Kress, Vice-President for Information Technology and Economic Development, College of Staten Island, and Executive Director, CUNY Interdisciplinary High Performance Computer Center

Moderator: Dr. Stephen Brier, Professor of Urban Education and Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, The Graduate Center, CUNY

PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE SERVICES POST-SANDY, 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.

Kate McKenzie, Director, Policy and Planning for City Harvest

Jack Carvanos, Associate Professor of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Hunter College

Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University School of Public Health

Moderator: Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, Hunter College and CUNY School of Public Health

To see the video recording of the discussion, click here.

Submitted on: JUN 5, 2013

Category: Events, General GC News, Public Health (DPH)