New York’s Resilience Journey

The city of New York released its Resilience StrategyOneNYC, on April 22, 2015. Explore the strategy here.

New York’s Resilience Story

New York City is home to more than 520 miles of coastline and more than 8 million residents — nearly 400,000 of whom live in buildings that are physically vulnerable to coastal flooding and sea level rise. Faced with an aging building stock, an expanding 100-year floodplain, and rising costs of insurance, New York City’s coastal communities need to be better prepared. The city’s efforts to protect its neighborhoods could lead to replicable, cost-effective models for the rest of the world.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Climate Change
  • Coastal / Tidal Flooding
  • Economic Inequality
  • Extreme Heat
  • Homelessness
  • Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone
  • Inadequate Educational Systems
  • Inadequate Health Systems
  • Inadequate Infrastructure
  • Inadequate Public Transportation Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Population Growth / Overpopulation
  • Poverty
  • Power Outage
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Sea Level Rise / Coastal Erosion
  • Severe Storms
  • Shifting Macroeconomic Trends

Meet The Chief Resilience Officer

New York City's CRO

Daniel Zarrilli was appointed in March 2014 by Mayor Bill de Blasio as the Director of the  Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency for the City of New York, which made his transition to Chief Resilience Officer only natural. In this position, he is leading the development and implementation of the City’s OneNYC resiliency program, preparing the city’s neighborhoods, economy and public services to withstand and emerge stronger from the impacts of climate change and other 21st century threats.

Prior to this, he was named the City’s first Director of Resiliency in June 2013 to implement A Stonger More Resilient New York after serving on the Mayor’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, leading the City’s post-Sandy efforts to develop a comprehensive coastal protection plan for the five boroughs.

In a previous role, he was the Senior Vice President for Asset Management at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). Prior to joining NYCEDC, Daniel spent five years with Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation.

He is a Professional Engineer in the State of NY and holds an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT and a BS in Civil  Engineering from Lehigh University. He resides in Staten Island with his wife and two children.

Snapshot of New York City

  • 8,400,000

    POPULATION AS OF 2015

  • 3.2

    AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE

  • +11%

    POPULATION GROWTH 2004-2014

Around the World

Explore cities facing similar resilience challenges to New York City.

  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Climate Change
  • Coastal / Tidal Flooding
  • Economic Inequality
  • Extreme Heat
  • Homelessness
  • Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone
  • Inadequate Educational Systems
  • Inadequate Health Systems
  • Inadequate Infrastructure
  • Inadequate Public Transportation Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Population Growth / Overpopulation
  • Poverty
  • Power Outage
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Sea Level Rise / Coastal Erosion
  • Severe Storms
  • Shifting Macroeconomic Trends

Toyama

Japan

Yiwu

China

Wellington City

New Zealand

Vejle

Denmark

Vancouver

Canada

Tulsa

United States

Toronto

Canada

The Hague

The Netherlands

Tel Aviv

Israel

Tbilisi

Georgia

Sydney

Australia

Surat

India

St. Louis

United States

Singapore

Singapore

Seoul

South Korea

Semarang

Indonesia

Santiago Metropolitan Region

Chile

Santiago De Los Caballeros

The Dominican Republic

Santa Fe

Argentina

San Juan

Puerto Rico

San Francisco

United States

Salvador

Brazil

Rome

Italy

Rio De Janeiro

Brazil

Ramallah

Palestine

Quito

Ecuador

Pune

India

Porto Alegre

Brazil

Paynesville

Liberia

Paris

France

Panama City

Panama

New Orleans

United States

Nairobi

Kenya

Minneapolis

United States

Milan

Italy

Mexico City

Mexico

Melbourne

Australia

Melaka

Malaysia

Medellín

Colombia

Mandalay

Myanmar

Louisville

United States

Los Angeles

United States

London

England

Lisbon

Portugal

Lagos

Nigeria

Kyoto

Japan

Kigali

Rwanda

Juarez

Mexico

Jakarta

Indonesia

Jaipur

India

Huangshi

China

Haiyan

China

Guadalajara Metropolitan Area

Mexico

Greater Miami and the Beaches

United States

Durban

South Africa

Deyang

China

Dallas

United States

Da Nang

Vietnam

Colima

Mexico

Christchurch

New Zealand

Chennai

India

Cape Town

South Africa

Can Tho

Vietnam

Cali

Colombia

Buenos Aires

Argentina

Bristol

United Kingdom

Boulder

United States

Boston

United States

Berkeley

United States

Belgrade

Serbia

Dakar

Senegal

Accra

Ghana

Addis Ababa

Ethiopia

Bangkok

Thailand

Seattle

United States

Atlanta

United States