Vision "New York 2080" explores the ever-changing environment of the New York region, natural and man-made, that represents the context in which we design, build, and live. Looking forward beyond the 2030 or 2050 benchmarks, the presentation will illuminate what opportunities and what risks need to be addressed in the design and adaptive reconstruction of the region's built environment.

Climate change, especially in the form of sea level rise and coastal storm surges, will put new boundary conditions on designs and adaptive measures, not only near the water front, but also in other low lying areas, and for the costly below-grade infrastructure that we all take for granted in this City.

Klaus Jacob, Geophysicist, Urban Evironmental Disaster Expert, Columbia University (SIPA, EI/LDEO)

Respondent Panel:
Adam Freed, Deputy Director Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning
Deborah Gans, RA, Architect, Educator and Author
Jill N. Lerner, FAIA, Principal, Kohn Pederson Fox Architects
Donald Watson, FAIA, CIP. Architect, Planner, Educator, and Author

Moderator: Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, Co-chair DfRR

Introduction: Illya Azaroff AIA, Co-chair DfRR

Organized by: AIANY Chapter Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee

A program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2011.

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