Rebuild by Design Public Reception, NJIT
Monday, October 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Please join us on Monday, October 28 as the Rebuild by Design Teams unveil their resiliency-driven ideas!
We invite you to a public reception at the New Jersey Institute of Technology to hear Rebuild by Design's ten Design Teams discuss their research and the ideas born out of their work. This is a critical moment for the Rebuild by Design project and a perfect occasion to learn more about the teams' thoughtful and unique visions to make our region more resilient.
The proposals follow three months of in-depth analysis and public outreach, including both one-on-one conversations with people living in affected areas and robust guided conversations with Design Teams and citizens. This will lead up to a selection of projects each team will pursue in the design phase—the next and final portion of the competition.
About Rebuild by Design
Last August, the President’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force announced the selection of ten multidisciplinary design teams to participate in Rebuild by Design, a unique competition that responds to Hurricane Sandy by asking the world’s most talented design professionals to envision solutions that increase resilience across the Sandy-affected region. These teams were selected from more than 140 applicants representing the top engineering, architecture, design, landscape architecture, and planning firms as well as research institutes and universities worldwide.
At the end of the competition next spring, the resulting proposals will be evaluated by an expert jury, and winning design solutions may be able to be implemented with disaster recovery grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as other sources of public and private-sector funding.
When & Where
Rebuild by Design
This event is presented by Rebuild by Design with support from many other organizations, including SCAPE/Landscape Architecture, NY Harbor School, Staten Island’s North Shore Promenade Committee, NY Rising, the Staten Island North Shore Business Association, Tottenville Civic, Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay, Richmond Valley Civic Association, Gotham Whale, the Staten Island Zoo, the Staten Island Museum, and Maker Space.
Rebuild by Design, an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is aimed at addressing structural and environmental vulnerabilities that Sandy exposed in communities throughout the region and developing fundable solutions to better protect residents from future climate events.