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Rebuild by Design moves ahead as local and state governments allocate funds and issue RFPs.

When Hurricane Sandy brought catastrophic destruction to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut three years ago, government officials and designers seized the opportunity to shape space at an unprecedented scale through Rebuild by Design, a 2013 competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD, in collaboration with local partners, including the Municipal Art Society and The Van Alen Institute, selected six teams (and one finalist) to create resiliency plans for seven coastal areas in three states. HUD allocated $930 million to implement the first phases of the plans. As of September 2015, each proposal was scaled (and renamed) to suit available funding. AN checked in on the six winning teams to learn where they are in the process of community engagement, design, and development.

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