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Agenda Announced for Charting the Road to Resilience

Sandy StreetOnline registration is now CLOSED.  On-site registration is available starting at 8:30 am on Saturday, January 12 at The New School, 66 W. 12th Street or watch live here. On Saturday, January 12, MAS is convening, with more than eighty partners, a free, day-long, community-rich program to look at the challenges – and opportunities – of building a more resilient New York City from the ground up. Hosted at The New School, the day includes plenary discussions to give us the hard facts about the impacts of the storm commonly known as Superstorm Sandy, and then twenty working sessions pulled together by our partners Continue Reading>>

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>>

Post-Sandy, What Have We Learned?

Throughout New York City, Hurricane Sandy dramatically transformed the landscape and destroyed neighborhoods.  Its impact on the way that we think about our city has yet to be determined, but two projects that were proposed before the storm may serve as useful weathervanes. The first project is a proposal to develop approximately 700 units of housing along the Gowanus Canal, Continue Reading>>