June 3, 2016

Rebuild by Design | 2 Years Later

Rebuild by Design

You are invited to celebrate and reflect with Rebuild by Design on Friday, June 3rd from 9:15a – 7:00p. This day will look back at the two years since the announcement of the Rebuild by Design Competition results and reconnect the Rebuild network, new and old, as we continue to move forward.

During the morning, representatives from NYS, NYC, NJ, CT and design team members will share updates on the status of each project. The afternoon will be broken into sessions and moderated discussions on lessons learned, challenges to implementation, best practices in community engagement and capturing helpful lessons for other cities as they embark on resilience projects. The day will conclude with a toast to our collective accomplishments.

For a full schedule and to RSVP, click here. If you have any questions email Thank you and we hope to see you on June 3rd!

June 8, 2016

MA! Talks: The Smart City Model

Ponce City Market

Where developers, government, and citizens are working together to resolve urban infrastructure questions, you’ll find the most advanced results including jobs, urban sustainability, and leaders who are embracing new models for developing their city.

Join MA, Metropolis Magazine, and their esteemed guests to discuss new ways of connecting people to each other, their local environment, and unique history; and how urban policy, transportation connectivity, sustainable solutions, and innovative development create the future of a great American city. For more information about the series click here.

Ryan Gravel of Sixpitch and City of Atlanta Design Initiative
Amy Chester, Managing Director of Rebuild by Design
Jarel Portman, Founding Principle, JPX Works

Moderated by Susan Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis Magazine.

June 10, 2016

Bridgeport Community Workshop: June 10

An open workshop and a brownbag lunch discussion at the design center in downtown will target stakeholder who work in, but may not live in, the study area. That evening, moving into the core of the South End study area, a series of walking tours and a participatory workshop over dinner will engage local residents in a conversation about the pilot project alternatives and the overall strategy for the district.

The full day is structured to attract a full range of stakeholders by providing different types of events at various venues and at different times of day. The design team will learn from residents and other local stakeholders and participants will learn how other established communities are evolving in the face of the challenges associated with global warming

Past Events

May 25, 2016

Living Breakwaters Community Advisory Committee Meeting #4

PS 6

Come give your input at the fourth Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting. Please join the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, the Living Breakwaters and Tottenville Dune design teams and the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on May 25th at 7pm.

All members of the public are encouraged to attend and discuss the coastal and social resiliency measures planned in and adjacent to Tottenville on Staten Island’s South Shore.

To read more about the project, click here.

May 24, 2016

Long Island Kick Off CAC Meeting

Village of Rockville Centre Public Library

The first Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Living with the Bay Long Island project will be on Tuesday, May 24. The Governors Office of Storm Recovery will bring CAC members together to discuss the comprehensive coastal and social resiliency measures planned for the Mill River Watershed.

The event will bring CAC members together for the first time to discuss the comprehensive coastal and social resiliency measures planned for the Mill River Watershed. Comprised of a group of key stakeholders who will fulfill an advisory role, the CAC will prove critically-important to both the planning and implementation process.

The public is invited to attend the CAC meeting to learn more about the project. Click here for more information.

May 15, 2016

Living Breakwaters Conference House Park Cleanup

Corner of Sprague and Surf Ave

The SCAPE team invites Staten Island residents to spend a couple hours cleaning Conference House Park with them on May 15th. For more information about the project, click here.

The Living Breakwaters project is an innovative infrastructure project that aims to reduce risk, enhance ecologies, and increase social resilience in Tottenville, Staten Island.