Superstorm Sandy underscored the challenges of disaster relief, the existing vulnerabilities of our communities, and
the need to plan for a more resilient future. These issues particularly hit home for Millennials, who will be left to address climate change, public health, economic challenges, housingproblems, coastal development, and other issues associated with storms and other disasters in the years tocome.This journal is a collection of policy pieces written by undergraduates who experienced Superstorm Sandy
and its lasting impact, and who are also determined to nd ways to better strengthen and prepare their
communities.Many of the pieces are a result of the Recovery and Resilience conference hosted by the Northeast Re-gion of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network earlier this year. The conference gathered Millennials fromschools along the East Coast for discussion and policy development focused on how to move forward after Superstorm Sandy.You can read more about the motivations for this project
and more about the conference
This journal reects a strong belief that young people can and must have a role in shaping the discussion
and decisions around how we prepare for disasters, how we address the basic vulnerabilities that are com-pounded when disasters strike, and how we develop and plan moving forward.We hope that you will enjoy the journal, pass it along to others who may be interested, and seriouslyconsider the ideas presented.--The Northeast Regional Team
We would like to thank the following people for their support...
The staff of the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network:
Taylor Jo IsenbergWinston LoftonJoelle Gamble Alan SmithLydia BowersDante Barry
The speakers at the Recovery and Resilience conference:
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauroMary Casey-Lockyer Carol DuhNathan KleinmanEthan Porter James RausseLisa SchreibmanRobert Smuts
Editors from the Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline:
Alex Lessin and Jeanne TilleyNaomi Rothwell, David Weinberger, and Cecille Bernstein for offering guidance.