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Rebuild by Design Public Reception, NJIT

City of Oakland, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, Rebuild by Design, Streetwyze

Monday, October 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Rebuild by Design Public Reception, NJIT

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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.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology
150 Bleeker Street
Newark, NJ 07103

Monday, October 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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City of Oakland, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, Rebuild by Design, Streetwyze

About City of Oakland: Resilient Oakland

Oakland has always been a resilient city. Last year, in recognition of this resilience and the work yet to do, Oakland was named one of the first 32 inaugural cities for the global 100 Resilient Cities Initiative pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation.

In March 2015, the City of Oakland launched Resilient Oakland, a new city-wide initiative aimed at positioning our city to better survive, adapt, and grow amidst shocks like earthquakes, fires, and sea level rise, and daily stressors such as crime, violence, poverty, and environmental degradation.

About West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project is a resident led, community-based environmental justice organization dedicated to achieving healthy homes, healthy jobs and healthy neighborhoods for all who live, work, learn and play in West Oakland, California. Through our Community-Based Participatory Research projects and our Collaborative Problem-Solving Model we build community empowerment and help local residents to achieve their own vision for healthy neighborhoods.

About Rebuild by Design

Rebuild by Design marshals the talent of the world to answer a region’s greatest needs. Using an innovative process based on the design competition model, Rebuild by Design places local communities and civic leaders at the heart of a robust, interdisciplinary creative process to generate implementable solutions for a more resilient region.

Originally launched in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Rebuild by Design has generated ten groundbreaking designs to enhance resilience throughout the Northeast US. Rebuild by Design keeps community coalitions connected to the process; explores changes needed in policy, regulation, and operations; and researches the best practices in developing resilience as it helps other regions rethink resilience before disaster strikes.

Through a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), Rebuild by Design is bringing its best-in-class design and research-driven processes to more cities around the globe, working to build their long-term resilience. This partnership works to scale Rebuild by Design’s successes from the northeast U.S. to cities around the globe.

To learn more about Rebuild by Design, please visit

About Streetwyze 

Streetwyze is recognized as a national leader in using the power of technology to transform cities and schools, making them more transparent, efficient and inclusive of community input by facilitating conversations and engagement processes between diverse stakeholders and creating tools that democratize data and democratize decision making in the process of community transformation. Our world-class mobile, mapping, and SMS platform is specifically designed to connect “high-touch” community engagement processes with “high-tech” tools that help prioritize public investment in aging and modernizing infrastructure: schools, housing, transportation, energy systems as well as in social and economic infrastructure. Our mission is to use technology to build informed and engaged communities where everyone can live, learn, work, and thrive.

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