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- Published on 10 January 2014
The IPK's Superstorm Research Lab has recently published a white paper regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy entitled A Tale of Two Sandys.
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Last update: December 21, 2013.
Citation: Superstorm Research Lab. (2013). A Tale of Two Sandys. White Paper.
The white paper is based on 74 interviews with policymakers, environmental groups, volunteer first responders, and residents affected by the storm; ethnographic observation; analysis of public reports from government, community-based organizations, and other groups; qualitative analysis of canvassing forms and data; and a review of the academic literature on disaster response. As a framing document, A Tale of Two Sandys selects certain case studies for their exemplary nature, including how different groups identified vulnerable populations, timelines for aid and recovery, a case study of housing and rebuilding, and finally, urban climate change politics. The primary purpose of A Take of Two Sandys is to propose a sophisticated, accurate, and useful way of understanding the inequalities entwined with Sandy’s aftermath and to enable ways to address them.