The NYS 2100 Commission Report: Building Resilience in New York

Thursday, February 14, 2013

On November 15, 2012, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo convened the NYS 2100 Commission in response to the recent severe weather events such as Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee. Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin co-chairs the commission which was asked to recommend actions to be taken to prepare New York to more effectively respond to, and bounce back from, future storms and other shocks.

In the report, Dr. Rodin notes: “Building back better demands a focus on increased resilience: the ability of individuals, organizations, systems, and communities to bounce back more strongly from stresses and shocks. Resilience means creating diversity and redundancy in our systems and rewiring their interconnections, which enables their functioning even when individual parts fail.”