Sea Level Rise and Social Vulnerability in South Queens and Southern Brooklyn

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In January 2015 the New York City Panel on Climate Change released its updated climate projections for the City, painting a portrait of a hot, rainy, flood-prone New York. This research paper, written for Hunter’s Urban Affairs Capstone Seminar, looks at the area most impacted by the new sea level rise projections and creates a social vulnerability index (SoVI) for the 33 communities which fall within the projected 100-year flood zone.

Sea Level Rise and Social Vulnerability in South Queens and Southern Brooklyn (PDF)

Visuals created for the report using the Adobe Creative Suite can be viewed here.

 

All content copyright © Chris Barrett 2015 unless otherwise credited.

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