RBD_U Kick Off Event

“Resilience by Design University” (RBD_U), launched with several schools, including University of Pennsylvania School of Design, New York University’s Institute of Public Knowledge (NYU/IPK) and the Yale School of Architecture, are setting up interdisciplinary conversations about resilience. It’s aim is to strengthen resilience in the schools’ curricula.

In April 2015, students were invited to NYU/IPK for a workshop that explored possible collaborations between sociology and design. Looking at New York City’s Lower East Side, where the first compartment of the Hurricane Sandy Design Competition project the BIG U/Dryline is being advanced, the workshop addressed the possibilities of community-driven resiliency infrastructure.

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