Hurricane Sandy Recovery, One Year Later
A year after Hurricane Sandy, recovery efforts are still ongoing, and questions remain about how to rebuild and prepare the coastlines for the next storm. A group of experts discusses rebuilding and protective options—from sea walls to “oyster-tecture”—and considers calls for a “managed retreat” from the shore.
Philip Orton is a research scientist in physical oceanography at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Joseph Vietri is director of the National Planning Center for Coastal and Storm Damage for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New York, New York.
Rob Young is director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines and a coastal geology professor at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.