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Archive for December, 2012

Join Us Next Week: Charting the Road to Resilience–From the Ground Up

SandyVoluteerMAS and our partners will host the third event in our Road to Resilience series next week. Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up is a two-day convening, beginning with site visits on Friday, January 11 and continuing with a day-long conference on Saturday, January 12 at the New School. The goal of this free event is to share lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy and to cultivate ideas for how to become a more livable and resilient New York. Continue Reading>>

National Leaders Discuss Waterfront Resilience Post Hurricane Sandy

Shaun DonovanMAS and the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.) at Columbia University teamed up to host, New York City Sink or Swim: Principles and Priorities for Waterfront Restoration in a Post-Sandy Era on December 13. The half-day conference was held in Lower Manhattan, and brought together the leading experts in costal resilience from both New York City and the Netherlands to discuss and debate how the New York metropolitan region can recover from Hurricane Sandy. Continue Reading>>

Vin Cipolla Op-Ed on Steps to Resilience

NYC aerial MAS President Vin Cipolla discusses how to build a more resilient city in an op-ed published in Crain’s New York Business. Many of the points raised in Vin’s piece will be addressed in our new series, The Road to Resilience. On December 13th, in partnership with the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.) at Columbia University, MAS presents Sink or Swim: Principles and Priorities for Waterfront Restoration in a Post-Sandy Era (registration is now closed).  And, on January 12th, MAS will continue the series with a special program, On the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up. We have included Vin’s op-ed in its entirety below. Continue Reading>>

MAS Submits 17 Buildings to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for Evaluation

Pershing Square Building - terra cotta detail The New York City Department of City Planning’s proposed East Midtown re-zoning has the potential to dramatically change the area and threaten the mix of old and new buildings that define the neighborhood as uniquely New York. In response to the City’s proposal, MAS is developing a holistic vision for the future of East Midtown that supports a vibrant mix of businesses, people, and of course, the buildings themselves – over a century’s worth of architecture. Historic preservation is a key component of this ongoing work. Continue Reading>>

Register Now for Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up

Sandy cabsMAS and our partners invite you to the second event in our Road to Resilience SeriesCharting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up – Policy, Planning and Process on Saturday, January 12, 2013. The goal of this free event is to share lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and to cultivate ideas for becoming a more livable and resilient New York. Join us on Saturday, January 12 for a series of hands-on workshops designed to foster an exchange of ideas and enable grassroots networking with a diverse group of stakeholders from across the region. Continue Reading>>