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The Nature of Urban Coastal Resiliency: Twentieth-Century Governance, Environmental Management, and Design

February 24, 2016 | Kara Schlichting

Map and Descriptions of Lands appropriated for the Hudson and Harlem River Canal, 1865. Westchester County Archives

Kara Schlichting is an assistant professor of history at Queens College, CUNY. She earned her PhD from Rutgers University in 2014. Her work on late-nineteenth and twentieth-century American history sits at the intersection of urban, environmental, and political history, with a particular focus on property regimes and regional planning in greater New York City. She is currently working on a project on tideland property development to investigate how legal theory, coastal resiliency planning, and land politics shape American waterfronts.