On Thursday, September 12, the NYU Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) convened the first in a series of public meeting for neighbors and community leaders to help shape the progress of rebuilding towards resiliency after Hurricane Sandy.
Rebuild by Design, a unique initiative launched by the White House’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task to develop solutions for increasing resiliency across our region, asks the world’s most talented design professionals to use the direct experiences, insights, and perspectives of local citizens as the foundation of their resiliency solutions. Rebuild by Design is organized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, who chose IPK as the primary research partner to guide, manage, and inform the process.
This first public meeting saw over 75 people from communities across the region share their experiences and ideas face-to-face with members of the competing design teams in small breakout groups. People offered on-the-ground perspectives to engineers, architects, designers, and planners, helping them find the solutions that will best fit our local and regional needs.