The Legacy of 9/11

Shortly after the September 11 attacks, the Russell Sage Foundation launched a new initiative designed to enlist the data and insights of social science in helping the country understand implications of 9/11. The Foundation published the results of this work in a series of three books, Contentious City: The Politics of Recovery in New York City, Resilient City: The Economic Impact of 9/11, and Wounded City: The Social Impact of 9/11. Now, ten years after the attacks, the Foundation has invited some of the contributors to these volumes to reflect on the legacy of the attacks in New York City and the changes they have observed since they conduced their research.


Howard Chernick: Examining New York City's Post-9/11 Success
Fears of longer-run economic decline from 9/11 have by and large not been realized.   — Howard Chernick is professor of economics at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


Mitchell Moss: Rebuilding Lower Manhattan
The process of rebuilding the World Trade Center has been protracted and noisy, but lower Manhattan is on the road to recovery.   — Mitchell Moss is the director of the Rudin Center for Transportation at New York University Wagner School.


Karen Seeley: Therapists Still Need Tools to Treat Trauma
The enormous amount of research on the psychological consequences of catastrophes suffers from major limitations.   — Karen Seeley teaches at Columbia University and has a private psychotherapy practice.


Katherine Pratt Ewing: Putting Mosque Controversies in Perspective
The 'Ground Zero' mosque controversy has obscured the success Muslim communities have enjoyed in building ties with local communities.   — Katherine Pratt Ewing is a religion professor at Columbia University.


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