Engagement by Design:
a discussion on innovative engagement tactics

Since the Hurricane Sandy Competition ended there have been almost 400 public meetings with communities to help shape the projects. Rebuild has been observing these meetings and have chosen the Best Practices of Community Engagement. This event will explore four of the best practice examples from the government and community perspectives.

Examples to be explored include: virtual reality, decoding the EIS, implementation principles and how physical spaces can invite conversations.

– Victoria Cerullo, CAG Co- Chair, and Nans Voron, Design Team Member
on Living Breakwaters and their use of virtual reality. 

– Caleb Stratton, City of Hoboken
on the Hudson River project and how the CAG organized to decode the Draft Enviornmental Impact Statement (DEIS) together. 

– Angela Tovar, the POINT and Louise Yeung, NYCEDC
on Hunts Point Resiliency and the implementation principles decided on by government and community. 

– Carmen Nieves, CAG Member & David Kooris, State of CT
on Resilient Bridgeport and the advantages to having a physical home for the project.