Henk Ovink: Design and Politics

Principal, Rebuild by Design
Senior Advisor to Secretary Shaun Donovan of HUD, Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

Henk Ovink is Principal of Rebuild by Design and Senior Advisor for Secretary Shaun Donovan of Housing and Urban Development and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force. He leads the long term and innovation rebuilding efforts for Secretary Donovan. He started, developed, and leads the Rebuild by Design competition (RBD), developed to ignite innovation for a new standard of regional resilience in design and development. His work centers on building and rebuilding in the light of climate change, sea level rise and future economic, ecological and cultural demands. RBD was ranked #1 in CNN’s 2013 top 10 of most innovative ideas. Ovink was both General Director of Spatial Planning and Water Affairs and National Director of Spatial Planning for The Netherlands. He teaches at Harvard GSD, Syracuse University SoA, TU Delft and the University of Groningen. www.rebuildbydesign.org


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    07:00 pm

  • Where: 

    960 E. 3rd Street
    Los Angeles, California

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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