Coastal Resiliency in NYC with Jainey Bavishi, Director Mayor’s Office of Recovery & Resilience | Capitol Beach
If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere . . .
Jainey Bavish is the Director of New York City's Office of Recovery & Resilience and the lead on developing strategies to protect America's premier coastal city from rising waters. She joins host Derek Brockbank on the Capitol Beach podcast from City Hall rather than Derek's regular haunt in Washington DC. They discuss how the Big Apple is integrating resilience across city agencies, how resilience can be done equitably, and how Jainey’s experience in India and New Orleans guides her resilience ethos. They also dive into the Army Corps of Engineers' recent blockbuster decision to cancel the federal study on how to protect New York and New Jersey from storm surge and sea level rise. Facing a future without a federal partner (though certainly not left "high and dry"), they explore how NYC plans to protect its residents as the Corps fumbles the ball. Turns out, Jainey is not going to follow the President's January 18 tweet when he encouraged cancellation of the Corps study and told NYC residents, "Sorry, you’ll just have to get your mops & buckets ready!" It's a tough problem but NYC is planning to forge ahead even without the feds. Listen in to Derek and Jainey Bavishi, two coastal pros. It's great show and only on ASPN!