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Climate change: Race against time that no-one wants to win

5 April 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald

According to Dan Arvizu, the director of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, New York had failed to learn the lessons from previous disasters in time to shield itself from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Arvizu was in Sydney to discuss measures to address climate change and its consquences at the Centre-sponsored 2XEP Forum of Doubling Energy Productivity. Read article

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Majority of Sandy aid goes to debris removal

1 May 2013

Newsday

Three-quarters of the $178 million in federal emergency grants awarded to Long Island towns, villages, schools and nonprofits in the first five months since super-storm Sandy struck were used for debris removal, government records show. Honourary professor Ed Blakely says the need for quick action in disaster recovery often leads to problems. 

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How will Sandy aid money be spent?

18 January 2013

NJTV

It’s been more than 80 days since superstorm Sandy tore through New Jersey, leaving a trail of destruction along the Jersey coast but some residents are still yet to see any federal assistance. Honorary professor in urban policy Edward Blakely explains where the money is and where it is going. Watch Online

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Looking back on 2012

31 December 2012

ABC 24 News Breakfast

It was a big year for US news with President Barack Obama's re-election, Hurricane Sandy battering America's east coast and a series of deadly shootings sparking calls for gun reform. Lecturer Adam Lockyer joins a panel of experts to discuss the biggest stories of 2012. Watch Online

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Dune repair's underground wall denied funds

5 December 2012

Newsday

US federal administrators have denied funds for a protective underground wall for Long Island's Ocean Parkway, damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Honorary professor in urban policy Edward Blakely says government rules designed to protect taxpayers will need to be waived so the project can go ahead. Read article

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Scholar sent to aid Hurricane Sandy recovery

26 November 2012

Government News

Honorary professor in urban policy Edward Blakely will travel to New York to assist the state with its response to the destruction from Hurricane Sandy. Blakely will join the New York State Respond Commission, announced this past week by New York governor Andrew Cuomo. Read article

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Rebuilding begins after Sandy

23 November 2012

2SER Friday Daily

The New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced three commissions to respond to the damage and lives lost in the wake of super storm Sandy. Honorary professor in urban policy Edward Blakely has been appointed to examine the state's emergency response capabilities and discusses the main challenges the city faces. Listen Online

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Blakely appointed to New York State recovery body

21 November 2012

Honorary Professor in Urban Policy at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney Edward Blakely has been appointed to assist in preparing New York State to respond to future natural disasters. Read more

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Pulling our heads out of Sandy

11 November 2012

The New York Observer

The damage and loss of life from Sandy is making clear that destruction from extreme weather events has escalated over recent years. The United States needs to admit it has a problem, says honorary professor of urban policy Edward Blakely, and then set about solving it. Read article

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Jail the planners for not preventing Sandy!

5 November 2012

Planetizen

It seemd absurd when Italy convicted seismologists for failing to predicts an earthquake, says honorary professor in urban policy Edward Blakely. But since climate change, unlike tremors, is predictable, should reckless urban planners be sent to prison? Read article

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Sandy, Obama and Romney

3 November 2012

Radio National Saturday Extra

The presidential election campaign has been a close one in the US, with polls placing the candidates neck and neck in the national polls. But will Hurricane Sandy make a difference and, if so, to whom? Centre CEO Bates Gill gives a comprehensive guide to the upcoming election. Listen Online

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Sandy gives a boost to Obama

2 November 2012

ABC Radio Australia

While the devastation caused by Super Storm Sandy is still being tallied, its impact on the Presidential campaign may well have determined the outcome of next week's US election. Lecturer David Smith, Sandy has cemented President Obama in the minds of Americans as their Commander in Chief. Listen Online

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Road to recovery after Sandy

2 November 2012

ABC Radio National Breakfast

Four million people are still without electricity and many coastal communities are still submerged after the devastating superstorm Sandy blew through the US East Coast. Disaster recovery expert Edward Blakely discusses the storm and how best to rebuild. Listen Online

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Campaign stops for Sandy

31 October 2012

ABC Radio National Drive

The clean up has begun across the east coast of the United States after superstorm Sandy with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie saying the devastation is unprecedented. Disaster recovery expert Edward Blakely discusses the personal and political effects of the event. Listen Online

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Obama cleans up after Sandy

31 October 2012

ABC News Radio

With effusive praise coming in from both sides of the aisle for his handling of the disaster, superstorm Sandy may end up being the October surprise that President Obama needed to get him over the line. Professor David Weisbrot discusses the material and political effects of the event that has ravaged the East Coast. Listen Online

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Sandy passes but danger remains

31 October 2012

ABC Radio The World Today

The worst of superstorm Sandy may have passed but there could still be more deaths on the US east coast due to damage inflicted on critical infrastructure like power, water and mass transportation. Honorary professor in urban policy Edward Blakely lays out the long road to recovery. Listen Online

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Sandy could be 2012's October surprise

31 October 2012

The Conversation

Hurricane Sandy is a political storm, not just a weather event, says honorary professor in urban policy Edward Blakely. How will the disaster affect the election? Read article

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Sandy hits the campaign trail

31 October 2012

ABC News 24

With Hurricane Sandy buffeting the east coast of America, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have temporarily suspended their campaigns for the presidency. Visiting professor Simon Jackman describes the situation from the US and posits the effect it could have on the polls. Watch Online

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The political ramifications of superstorm Sandy

30 October 2012

ABC News 24

Both candidates have put their campaigns on hold, cancelling or refocusing events in light of Hurricane Sandy, which has already claimed lives on the east coast of the US. Senior lecturer Michael Ondaatje discusses the political implications of the superstorm and what it could mean for election day. Watch Online

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America bunkers down for Sandy storm

30 October 2012

Channel Ten Breakfast

Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and other massive recent natural disasters, America is more ready than ever for Hurricane Sandy. But as disaster expert Professor Edward Blakely says, that won't stop the storm having a massive impact both on the residents of the affected areas and the ongoing presidential campaign. Watch Online

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