10 Years Since Hurricane Sandy with Rebuild By Design // Climate Lab


Recorded: Monday, October 24, 2022

Watch a conversation with designers and innovators who have been shaping the way the New York City region advances comprehensive, equitable resilience in the decade following Hurricane Sandy.

Since 2013, Rebuild By Design has incubated more than $3.9 billion in projects to address resilience by reimagining parks, restoring ecological habitat, and promoting local community vision. Author and historian Russell Shorto will talk with three design leaders about their work with Rebuild By Design and how they plan to build physical and social resilience in the New York region.

Amy Chester, Managing Director at Rebuild By Design, discusses the visions, successes, and lessons learned from working toward climate resilience and ecological restoration over the past decade.

Kate Orff, Founding Principal of SCAPE, an urban design studio focused on regenerative living infrastructure and public landscapes, talks about her work on the Living Breakwaters project in Staten Island.

Architect and urbanist Matthijs Bouw, founder of One Architecture and Urbanism, a leading firm in the use of design for climate adaptation and mitigation, explains his work on The BIG U design for lower Manhattan.

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