Hoboken: One Year After Sandy
When Rebecca Solnit wrote her book on the resiliency of communities during disasters, she titled it, A Paradise Built in Hell. Time and again, when communities are faced with such hardships, they come together in compassion, innovate and find new ways to solve problems and meet common needs.
On October 29, 2013, the Hoboken community commemorated the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Stevens Institute of Technology, in partnership with the Hoboken Historical Museum, invited all members of the community to come together and reflect on the Sandy experience, the lessons learned for the future, and the innovations and outcomes that emerged from this intense event.
This program included scientific and public policy discussions in an afternoon panel with leading academic and federal agency representatives followed by an evening performance highlighting the profound effect of Sandy on this community.
Video of the Evening Session: