New York Perspectives on Resilience at MCNY

One year ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated New York neighborhoods and changed life in the city in profound ways. How can we begin to align our politics, our finances, and our designs to reduce the risk from future storms? Join Alexandros Washburn, author of The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience and New York’s chief urban designer, as he leads a discussion with four design, infrastructure, and environmental policy experts working in the post-Sandy trenches to improve New York City’s resilience in the face of future storms: Marc Ricks, former chief of staff to Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff, who left the private sector to return to the Bloomberg Administration to help lead the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency; architect Thaddeus Pawlowksi, who began his career creating computer models of hurricane strikes and then was thrust to the frontlines of reality with the Housing Recovery Office; Dr. Nancy Kete, Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation – a global leader on resilience – who develops strategies and practices for infusing resilience thinking throughout the Foundation’s work; and Kate Orff, the landscape architect who had exhibited her ideas in the Rising Currents exhibit at MoMA and is now a finalist in a HUD competition to naturally strengthen our coastlines.

Co-sponsored by The Architectural League of New York, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and Island Press and presented in conjunction with Rising Waters: Photographs from Sandy.

Reservations required.

Lecture

Event Details:


  • When: 

    Monday, October 28, 2013
    6:30 pm

  • Where: 

    Museum of the City of New York
    1220 5th Ave
    New York, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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