Register Now for The Road Forward: Putting Resilience into Action
May 31st, 2013, 1:59 pm
MAS would like to invite you to the next event in our Road to Resilience Series, The Road Forward: Putting Resilience into Action on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at The New School (66 West 12th Street at 6th Avenue) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This free event, following the release of the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) report in early June, will provide an opportunity for community leaders, innovative entrepreneurs, New York residents, and urban planning and design practitioners, to learn more about the recommendations outlined in the SIRR report, and discuss implementation, as well as additional strategies to ensure a resilient New York moving forward. The event will begin with a panel session providing an overview of the SIRR report from key members of the SIRR team. Following, conference participants will have the opportunity to join breakout discussion groups to discuss specific recommendations outlined in the report, and consider what else is needed for a comprehensive resilience strategy for New York. The following breakout sessions will be offered: • Built Environment (Housing, Commercial Buildings, & Insurance) • Community Rebuilding and Resiliency Plans: Atlantic Coastline Communities (Staten Island, Southern Queens, Southern Brooklyn) • Community Rebuilding and Resiliency Plans: East River Communities (Southern Manhattan, Brooklyn-Queens waterfront) • Coastal Protection • Hospitals, Healthcare, & Medicine • Utilities (Energy, Water, Wastewater, Communications) • Transportation • Implementation Roles and Strategies Following an informed discussion in the break-out groups, participants will come back together for a debrief and question and answer session with the SIRR team. The event will culminate with a final panel featuring government officials from the federal, state, and city resilience efforts, to discuss the road forward towards a resilient New York. Building resilience of our communities is an extensive process, that will require a coordinated effort amongst government, community groups, resilience practitioners, and New York City residents. Join us at The New School on Wednesday, June 19 to actively contribute to the conversation about how we can work together to ensure a resilient and livable future for our City. The event is free, but registration is required.