The Avenue: The Big Infrastructure Question Posed by Sandy


From The Telegraph: The Plaza along Water Street in lower Manhattan is flooded after Superstorm Sandy hit New York CityPicture, EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Last week, mercurial super storm Sandy clashed with the eastern seaboard, challenging the sophisticated transportation networks that mediate its densely populated urban centers. In the aftermath of the storm, The New Republic’s The Avenue blog looks forward, examining the implications of Sandy for future development and maintenance and fortification of existing infrastructure.

The Avenue blog focuses on issues confronted by America’s cities, examining the challenges that arise as the metropolis is forced to negotiate changes in population, commerce, climate and infrastructure.

Image source: The Telegraph