Rebuild by Design: Innovating Together to Create a Resilient Region

Since June 2013, ten interdisciplinary design teams have been working with a diverse range of stakeholders throughout the Sandy-affected region to develop innovative solutions to rebuild. On April 3, Rebuild by Design welcomed more than 1,000 people at exhibits and receptions in New York and New Jersey to view the design teams’ final proposals to better protect people from future climate events while strengthening everyday resilience within communities. Read More.

Rebuild by Design is a unique competition that responds to Hurricane Sandy by asking the world’s most talented design professionals to envision solutions that increase resilience across the Sandy-affected region. This project is an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, with advice from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in collaboration with the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, Municipal Art Society of New York, Regional Plan Association, and Van Alen Institute.  Read more.

 

Project Update

Scale It Up Staten Island

Project: Living, Growing Breakwaters: Staten Island and Raritan Bay
March 28, 2014

Following the exciting Saturday reef model building event the previous week, we participated in the Scale It Up event planned by Van Alen Institute and Rebuild By Design. This event was hosted at Staten Island Museum. Key partners for the event included the St. George Promenade Committee, Staten Island Makerspace, Kayak Staten Island, Gotham Whale […]

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Project Update

Reef Model Building Community Event

Project: Living, Growing Breakwaters: Staten Island and Raritan Bay
March 28, 2014

Our team worked with Rebuild By Design to hold a community model making event, generously hosted by the Staten Island Makerspace. Neighborhood residents drilled holes in oyster shells and wove them together, painted the wood base for the model built by Makerspace, and assembled acrylic cutouts of animals and various reef-related species. By the end […]

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Project Update

Reclaiming the Pequonnock

Project: Resilient Bridgeport
March 20, 2014

Conversations with Bridgeport residents unveil a city rich in historical, cultural, and material textures. The design team’s approach to Bridgeport’s Pequonnock River builds off of the river’s character and existing assets rather than inventing a new identity. Existing assets include, for example, abandoned warehouses and factory buildings once central to the region’s economy, ongoing oyster […]

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