Flooding's Grey Zone in NYC: Final Thoughts

Our graphic report below details the association between the geospatial official (and unofficial) models, actual flooding, and individual perception of flood risk. From the start, we had difficulty gathering information from the public and private individuals working most closely with these flood maps, and chose to make that facet of…

Session #9 Response: Mannahatta

The Mannahatta reading painstakingly chronicles the steps that a team of researchers followed in order to recreate a map of a "primeval" (as they called it, in quotes) Manhattan, with its many biomes and varied flora and fauna. In order to do this, they scoured various sources of…

Site Visit: Tribeca

Today, I visited the area around Tribeca that was heavily flooded during Hurricane Sandy so that I could better understand the context and direction of extent of the flooding. Note: Sorry for the rotated images, this blog platform won't let me rotate them here. It was immediately clear that the…

Pure Data can be Dehumanizing

When I began reading Flippen's "Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?" I was interested--and not surprised--to see that my home state of Louisiana factored high on the list of "Hardest Places." My current family home is in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA,…