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Check Out Our New Website 
As Rebuild by Design transformed from a competition into an organization working with cities around the world, so too has its website. You'll be able to find all of the information from our previous website and the new work we’ve been up to. Go the new website>>
RBD_U Bay Area Recap
Rebuild hosted Resilience By Design University (RBD_U) in the Bay Area organized by Rebuild, 
California College of the Arts, New York University's Institute for Public Knowledge, PennDesign and San Jose State University. Experts from eight universities and practitioners held panels with topics ranging from the meaning of resilience to understanding the challenges that work in this field poses.
 View the presentations and see photos.  Learn more>> 
Building Community Resilience in San Juan
The City of San Juan kicked off a resilience pilot in the neighborhoods of Playita, Shangay, and El Checo to address multiple challenges the communities face, including stormwater and sanitary sewer systems, informal housing, and economic and health disparities. The collaborative 2-stage process of research and design, based on Rebuild’s model, began with parallel workshops with communities and government agencies, in which stakeholders were invited to draft their vision and goals, and discuss research questions for the proposed Community Development Plan. San Juan is a member of
100 Resilient Cities.  
Learn more>> 
Sandy Region Updates
Hunts Point, NY - The Hunts Point Resiliency Team launched the first of a series of Connection Stories to spotlight different voices and stories in Hunts Point. For the series, members of the community will be paired with different city representatives to explore different aspects of resiliency in the peninsula. If you're interested in being featured in a Connections Story, please email
Learn more>>

Staten Island, NY - View the Living Breakwaters exhibit at Conference House Park Visitor's Center for Open House New York that will run through the coming months. The exhibition includes boards and project narrative, but more importantly, a large site model projects an animated video that includes surveyed data, historic shoreline change and the 30% design scenario. Learn more>>

Manhattan, NY (ESCR) - The project team continues to refine the design concept with input from critical stakeholders and city agencies. The team is also developing the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and package for public review that is required by New York City's Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). The team hosted several public meetings throughout the project area in September and October and will continue to host meetings for stakeholders to learn about the development of the project design and provide feedback on project components. Visit the project website>> 

Manhattan, NY (LMCR) - The project team hosted a repeat of its two July kickoff meetings to further encourage broad participation and ensure that the project serves the needs and priorities of the communities it affects. The feedback gathered during these meetings helps project team to evaluate and identify priorities as the project moves into further phases. Visit the project website>>

Hoboken, NJ - New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announced its "preferred alternative" for the “resist” infrastructure to help Hoboken, Weehawken and Jersey City resist flooding. The alternative is expected to reduce flood risk for 85% of the floodplain's residents and calls for construction of a flood resistance structure stretching from 19th Street in Weehawken and extending south into Hoboken, slightly inland from the river. An additional flood-resistance structure will be constructed along the southern end of Hoboken into Jersey City. The NJDEP will be moving forward with the DEIS, next steps include a public comment period and a public hearing. Watch this video of a flyover of the preferred alternative>>

Meadowlands, NJ - Community feedback at this month's Citizen Advisory Group (CAG) meeting centered around ecological data presented by the NJDEP. Approximately 15 community advisors participated in the meeting, comparing their observations of the neighborhood with preliminary data collected as part of the government regulated environmental review process (NEPA). The project team aims to use this project as a unique opportunity to reduce flooding and simultaneously improve habitat functions. Visit the project website>>>.

Bridgeport, CT - The project team met with local public housing residents at the Marina Village Community Center. Participants learned about the individual components being proposed as part of the pilot project. These included how the phasing of this work will coincide with the redevelopment of that public housing into a new mixed-income community, and how to build resilience in that community. The team has also been working to develop the project pilot concept and conducting study area site visits. Learn more>>

Policy Report Release in DC

Join Us: Tuesday,
November 15th

We're excited to release the policy report, "Rebuilding with Resilience: Lessons from the Rebuild by Design Competition After Hurricane Sandy." In collaboration with HUD and Georgetown Climate Center, we are planning an event to release the report in Washington, DC. More information>>

Resilient Oakland

Workshop: It Takes a Town
Earlier this month, Rebuild by Design and the
City of Oakland, along with partners West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and Streetwyze, held the second in a series of four workshops designed to improve community engagement in Oakland. Learn more>> 

In Case You Missed It

1. Read the interviews with the community champions for the Hurricane Sandy region Projects 
Read and share the Elements of Effective Engagement report

Resilience Exhibition Tour

Last month, Rebuild by Design with 100 Resilient Cities showcased our newly revamped exhibit “Catalyzing an Urban Resilience Movement” at SXSW Eco in Austin, TX and Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador. Next up, Toyama Resilience Summit in Japan. Learn more>>

Upcoming Meetings

ESCR Community Input Session: Asser Levy Park and Murphys Brothers Playground
Monday, November 14
6:30P - 8:30P
Washington Irving
High School
40 Irving Place, NYC

ESCR Design Update Presentations
Project Area Two:
East 14th to East 25th St

Monday, November 28
6:30P - 8:00P
Washington Irving
High School
40 Irving Place, NYC

Project Area One:
South Montgomery St. to East Houston St. 

Thursday, December 1
6:30P - 8:30P
Gouverneur Health Center
227 Madison St., NYC

Project Area One North:
East Houston St. to East 14th St.

Wednesday, December 7
6:30P - 8:30P
Cornerstone Community Center at Campos Plaza
611 East 13th Street, NYC

We're Hiring

Rebuild by Design is looking for a Communications Manager to join a team dedicated to building urban resilience worldwide. For more information and a job description click here>> 
Rebuild by Design is working in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and thanks The Rockefeller Foundation and other funders for ongoing support.

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