Barriers or freshwater wetlands? New building codes? What about porous pavements or floating city blocks? These were just a few of the ideas batted around at AIANYâ€™s discussion and fundraiser, â€œDesigning the City after Superstorm Sandy,â€ at the Center for Architecture last Thursday evening. The panel, moderated by Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for The New York Times, consisted of the cityâ€™s leading designers, architects, scientists, and government officials. While each panelist came to the conversation with a different approach and set of strategies, all agreed that change is necessary and new solutions urgent.
â€œThereâ€™s a certain consensus about taking steps in the long-run,â€ said Kimmelman.