Climate Lab: 10 Years Since Hurricane Sandy: Lessons from Rebuild By Design

Join us for a conversation with leading designers and innovators who are rethinking how the New York City region can advance comprehensive, equitable resilience in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In 2013, the Rebuild By Design Hurricane Sandy Design Competition incubated over $3.9 billion in large-scale climate projects to address both physical and social resilience by reimagining parks, restoring ecological habitat, and promoting local community vision. Author and historian Russell Shorto will talk with three design leaders about their work with Rebuild By Design and how they plan to build physical and social resilience in the New York region.

Amy Chester, Managing Director at Rebuild By Design, will discuss the visions, successes, and lessons learned from working toward climate resilience and ecological restoration over the past decade. Kate Orff, Founding Principal of SCAPE, an urban design studio focused on regenerative living infrastructure and public landscapes, will talk about her work on the Living Breakwaters project in Staten Island. Architect and urbanist Matthijs Bouw, founder of One Architecture and Urbanism, a leading firm in the use of design for climate adaptation and mitigation, will explain his work on The BIG U design for lower Manhattan.

This event will have the option of being in person, or virtual. Light refreshments will be served at the New-York Historic Society.

October 24, 2022

7:00 PM

New-York Historical Society (and online)

You can watch the recording from this event here