Five years ago, the Hurricane Sandy Design Competition asked multi-disciplinary teams of architects, planners, designers, engineers and academics to work with the Sandy Region to develop innovative solutions to the challenges of post-disaster rebuilding. McGill University’s School of Urban Planning asked the designers involved in the original design competition to look back and answer:
What has been the impact of participating in the Hurricane Sandy Design Competition on your professional practice?
The findings are derived from interviews with 33 members representing all ten teams. Results from the interviews fall into five main themes:
- Building a Community of Resilience Practitioners
- Intensifying and Expanding Professional Networks
- Collaborating with Communities
- Mobilizing Knowledge
- Learning Lessons for the Future