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MAS Announces a New Series: The Road to Resilience

MAS is continuing our work on building a resilient and livable city with the announcement of two, free programs 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. This program will define principles and identify priorities for long-term investments in infrastructure necessary to adapt to the increased risks posed by sea level rise and other climate change impacts in the New York metropolitan area.

Discussion will focus on the possible technical and design interventions to building waterfront resilience in addition to the associated administrative mechanics and financial implications. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan, appointed to oversee the federal recovery effort in the New York area, will deliver the opening keynote.

On January 12th, MAS will continue the series with a special program, On the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up. Join us as we bring together community leaders, civic officials, innovative entrepreneurs, New York & New Jersey residents, and urban practitioners to spark a conversation about how the New York metropolitan area can move forward from Hurricane Sandy into becoming a more resilient place to live. Our partner, The New School, will host this self-organizing convening that will delve into a number of resilience related issues including:

  • Neighborhood Preservation
  • Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship
  • Strengthening Coastal Communities
  • Building Cultural Resilience
  • Protection through Infrastructure and Zoning
  • Implications for Governance, Institutions, and Leadership
  • Social Media and the Democratization of Communication
  • Environmental Justice
  • Shaping the Message to the State and Federal Government

We hope you can join us for one or both of these important discussions. The programs are free, but registration is required. Register now for the December 13th and January 12th events.