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Staying Dry Under the Point Cloud - Powered by: BASF and Terreform ONE

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Staying Dry Under the Point Cloud: How Communities Can Digitally Map Their Own Resilience is a workshop taking place at Smart Cities NYC´17.

Once you register for Smart Cities NYC´17 conference and expo, you´ll receive a code in your confirmation email with which you can register for any of our workshops. You cannot sign up for workshops without registering for the Smart Cities NYC '17.

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Organized by Terreform ONE with Alexandros Washburn
Sponsored by BASF

Five years after Hurricane Sandy, top-down flood resilience remains elusive for Red Hook, Brooklyn. This workshop looks at a new bottom up approach which combines social and technical methods to achieve community based resilience design.

Please join us for this hands-on workshop and DRONE demonstration lead by Professor Alex Washburn of the Stevens Institute of Technology, followed by panel presentations on innovative resilience strategies from:
    • Terreform ONE, on the applications of hydrology mapping.
    • Kohn Pedersen Fox, along with ARUP and OLIN on the NYCHA Red Hook Houses, the largest public housing development in Brooklyn.
  • BASF, the leader in Disaster Durable Solutions, will show how their high-tech performance materials can be applied.

The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate a globally scalable, locally replicable method for communities to develop, test and ultimately advance their own flood resilience adaptation strategies. The first step is to engage members of a community to generate a point cloud of PHODAR data along with social surveys to create a realistic, virtual three-dimensional Digital City Model (DCM) of their neighborhood and its drainage infrastructure. Next, a hydrology model is applied to the DCM in order to identify drainage problem areas under a variety of weather and social scenarios. This information will be used by the community to identify the most pressing risks and hypothesize locally actionable solutions as adaptation designs.
Prof. Alex Washburn and Research Associate Jason Beury are working with young adults from Red Hook to develop the model of drone mapping for community based resilience design, a project funded by the Autodesk Foundation.
Expert Panelists include:


Joel May, Program Manager, Disaster Durable Solutions | BASF Performance Materials
Joel W. May – Manager, Disaster Durable Solutions by BASF, Engineer, LEED Green Associate, FORTIFIED Evaluator, Disaster Durable Solutions™Program Manager, BASF Corporation. A multi-disciplined construction subject matter expert, engineer, constructor and building materials manufacturer who holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Development. In 2012, Joel created Disaster Durable Solutions for BASF’s Performance Materials Business. He is currently working on the front lines of mitigation with a world-class network of scientists, manufacturers and other experts who solve real-world building failures and produce solutions with finite, quantifiable results in the infrastructure, commercial and residential markets. Joel is also growing the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety FORTIFIED program as a FORTIFIED Rater and Wise Associate.


Maria Aiolova, Co-Founder, Terreform ONE
Maria Aiolova is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on smart cities and ecological design. She is the Co-Founder of Terreform ONE where she created ONE Lab, an experimental school that combines design and science in a singular curriculum. Maria was the Academic Director for Global Programs at CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), where she created programs in Berlin, Barcelona, Prague, Shanghai, Cape Town and New York. She is an institutional adviser to New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She won the AIA NY Award for Urban Design. Most recently, she taught at University of Applied Arts Vienna, Pratt Institute and Parsons the New School for Design. Maria has been a visiting lecturer and critic at Harvard GSD, Columbia University, Cornell University, CUNY, Washington University, The Cooper Union, University of Toronto and Rhode Island School of Design. Formerly, she served as Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of ETEX Corporation, a bio-tech company in Cambridge, MA. Maria is an inventor, who holds 18 technology patents. She was the winner of the Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award sponsored by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and the Museum of Arts and Design in 2011. Maria has won a number of design competitions including first place in the CHARLES/MGH Station, Boston, and the Izmir Post District International Competition, Turkey. She also won the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity and the Build Boston Award.


Prof. Alex Washburn, Stevens Institute of Technology
Alexandros is president of Brooklyn Capital Partners LLC and the former Chief Urban Designer of New York City under Mayor Bloomberg. A community developer and expert in resilience, he is the author of The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience.His full career stretches from federal to local planning, combining equal parts politics, finance and design, the three forces that must be brought into alignment to change a city. Previous roles include staff to US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Partner of W Architecture, and President, Penn Station Redevelopment Corporation. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the winner of NY AIA Public Architect Award.

Vivian Kuan (Terreform ONE)

Vivian Kuan is Executive Director of the award-winning smart cities design group, Terreform ONE, and part time faculty at Parsons The New School for Design. Terreform ONE’s mission is to advance the socio-ecological future of cities. Vivian is dedicated to improving the future of our urban environment through ecological design, innovation, and interdisciplinary education. Previously working as an architect for Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Vivian became interested in urban development and its connection to nature. Winning the Eidlitz Travelling Fellowship, she studied landscape design in Japan and China, where she later managed large-scale urban development projects in Hong Kong for real estate developer, Sun Hung Kai Properties. Vivian joined Terreform ONE to build upon the group's design research work in smart cities and long standing commitment to environmental education. She earned an MBA/MA at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and B.Arch. from Cornell University.


Devin Ratliff, AIA Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox

Vincent Lee, Associate Principal | Infrastructure ARUP

Karl Krause, ASLA Senior Landscape Architect, OLIN


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