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As the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, New York City and the larger region continue to grapple with the effects of the storm and the implications of a future of rising sea levels and extreme weather. The city continues to contend with the challenges of strengthening infrastructure and rebuilding communities while navigating the complex and sometimes conflicting plans and priorities for recovery. On Monday, October 28th, at 6:30pm, The Museum of the City of New York, The Architectural League, and The American Society of Landscape Architects will host a discussion among four people at the forefront of both thought and action to make the city more resilient. The panel, “New York Perspectives on Resilience,” will ask the question: how can New Yorkers begin to align their politics, finances, and designs to reduce the risk from future storms? Moderated by Alexandros Washburn, author of The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience (an excerpt of which was recently published on Places) and New York’s chief urban designer, the discussion will feature Marc Ricks, a former chief of staff to Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff, who left the private sector to return to the Bloomberg Administration to help lead the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency; architect Thaddeus Pawlowski, who began his career creating computer models of hurricane strikes and has recently worked at New York’s Housing Recovery Office; and Dr. Nancy Kete, Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation, who develops strategies and practices for infusing resilience thinking throughout the foundation’s work.
New York Perspectives on Resilience
Dr. Nancy Kete, Thaddeus Pawlowski, and Marc Ricks
Moderated by Alexandros Washburn
1.5 HSW AIA and New York State CEUs
Lecture organized by The Museum of the City of New York and co-hosted by The Architectural League of New York and The American Society of Landscape Architects
The program is presented in conjunction with Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy, running at the Museum of the City of New York from October 29th to February 10th, 2014.
Time & Place
Monday, October 28, 2013
The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
Tickets are $6 for The Architectural League and Museum of the City of New York members, $8 for seniors and students, and $12 for the general public. Purchase tickets through the Museum of the City of New York or by calling 917-492-3395. To receive the League member discount, use code: URG1028.
Visit the League website for more information about this program.
The views expressed here are those of the authors only and do not reflect the position of The Architectural League of New York.