On November 22, 2021, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the creation of a new pilot program to design and construct projects utilizing the NYC Climate Resiliency Design guidelines. The guidelines provide technical guidance for engineers and architects in the design of buildings, roads, sewer systems, public housing, and other forms of public infrastructure to anticipate worsening impacts from climate change including flooding, storm surge and intense heat.

Earlier this year, the City Council passed Local Law 41, which required the creation of climate resilience guidelines for capital projects and a resilience scoring system.  By 2026, all capital projects must meet a stringent set of climate resilience guidelines.

Mayor Bill de Blasio. Image credit: CityLand On November 22, 2021, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the creation of a new pilot program to design and construct projects utilizing the NYC Climate Resiliency Design guidelines. The guidelines provide technical guidance for engineers and architects in the design of buildings, […]

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