Learning from Disaster: A Plan for Resilience

April 25, 2014

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Waldorf-Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York
United States

Join us for this panel discussion looking back at Rebuild by Design’s process and impact, taking place at Regional Plan Association’s annual Assembly, which brings together more than 1,000 civic and business leaders to discuss major issues affecting the prosperity and quality of life in the metropolitan region. What did Rebuild by Design teach us about managing current and future risks? How will these lessons inform and shape future planning and design initiatives, including RPA’s next Regional Plan for the New York metropolitan area?  This session also will feature a report being released by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Lessons From Sandy, on what changes are needed in federal policy to build a more climate-resilient region.

Moderator: Marilyn J. Taylor, Dean of the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
The Honorable Bill Finch, Mayor, City of Bridgeport
Henk Ovink, Senior Advisor to Secretary Shaun Donovan, Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force
Robert J. Pirani, Senior Fellow for Environment & Energy, Regional Plan Association
Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, Executive Director, The Point Community Development Corporation
Gena Wirth, Associate, SCAPE/ Landscape Architecture

In conjunction with this panel discussion, the design proposals from the ten interdisciplinary teams participating in Rebuild by Design will be exhibited from 8am to 5pm at the Waldorf-Asotria.