Three months after the ravages of Superstorm Sandy, this program brings together government and civic leaders to both report on the status of the recovery of the New York City region and to discuss the effectiveness of the recovery efforts. The session will provide an opportunity to evaluate housing, neighborhood and open space clean-up and rebuilding initiatives.
Last October 21st, AIANY’s Design for Risk and Recovery Committee fielded a similarly-constituted panel at the Center for Architecture to address the question: “After Disaster: How Does New York Plan to Recover?” Only eight days later, Hurricane Sandy delivered a natural disaster that has given New York an unprecedented challenge to the disaster-recovery systems that were described. How well do you think they worked? What now?
DfRR has become the center of the Chapter’s focus on disaster awareness and preparedness. It is a full-spectrum committee comprised of architects, planners, landscape architects, engineers, and related professionals – a source for information, discussion, connections, and the most advanced thinking on risk, mitigation, and resilience.
Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA
Illya Azaroff, RA, AIA
Co-Chairs, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee
Denisha Williams, RLA, LEED AP
Immediate Past President, New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office of City Legislative Affairs
NYC Rapid Repairs, External Affairs
Chief, Forestry & Horticulture and Natural Resources Group
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Associate Urban Designer, Office of the Chief Urban Designer
New York City Department of City Planning
Anthony C. Romeo, AIA
Parks Program Director
New York City Department of Design and Construction
Dean Sakamoto, FAIA, LEED AP
Urban Resilience Lab
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Ronald Schiffman, FAICP, Hon. AIA
Professor, Pratt Graduate Center for Planning
Pratt Center for Community Development
Participants will have the opportunity to make contributions to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City to support Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.The Mayor’s Fund retains no administrative fee, and one hundred percent of donations are being dispersed to relief efforts and organizations. Funds will support immediate aid needs – including, food, water and hygiene supplies – as well as long-term relief and restoration.
Organized by: AIA Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) and the American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter