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December Meetings for Sandy Projects

This Month: Get Involved, Provide Feedback

Hoboken, NJ - New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released five concepts to review for the Hudson River Project. Visit the DEP website to learn more. Join fellow community members at upcoming Community Advisory Group (CAG) meetings for project updates and an opportunity to provide feedback.

Manhattan, NY - Stay up to date on the progress for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. Join fellow community members at a Public Scoping Meeting on the Draft Scope of Work for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project’s Environmental Impact Statement; Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Hunts Point, Bronx - The New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency and the New York City Economic Development Corporation will be holding two public meetings, featuring a report back on the efforts to improve resiliency in Hunts Point and discussion regarding the next steps in the resiliency implementation process. Learn More»

Meadowlands, NJ - On November 10, the New Meadowlands Coalition hosted a meeting that focused on public engagement as the funded project moves forward. HUD was present and reiterated the importance of residents providing input into the project. Learn More»

Staten Island, NY - On November 18, the NYS GOSR held the second CAC meeting for Living Breakwaters and the Tottenville Dune Project, which was open to, and very well attended by, members of the public. GOSR gave an update on the progress of Living Breakwaters' Design and Geotechnical Survey. Learn More»

Rebuild Launches Study: Long-Term Effects On Communities

Life on the Coast: Before and After Hurricane Sandy

Rebuild has launched a study of homeowners in select neighborhoods impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The sociological study will track the long term effects of residents who were able to return to their homes after the storm, and those who were displaced.
 
Residents of Oakwood Beach, Ocean Breeze, Graham Beach, South Beach, Crescent Beach, Tottenville, Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Gerritsen Beach, Woodbridge, or Lindenhurst may be eligible to participate.

In conjunction with Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics and New York University, surveys have been sent to select individuals via email or mail in these neighborhoods. If you have received a survey, please return as soon as possible, as your response is critical to this study. If you would like more information, please contact info@rebuildbydesign.org.

100 Resilient Cities Chief Resiliency Officer (CRO) Summit

Rebuild by Design in Mexico City

Rebuild by Design participated in 100 Resilient Cities' second annual Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) summit in Mexico City last month. CRO's and their deputies from 42 cities around the world gathered to share experiences, challenges, and lessons learned across the CRO network. The need for urban resilience has never been more urgent than it is right now. 
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Recent Events

Hunts Point Site Visit with European Foundation Centre

Rebuild was pleased to participate in the Sustainable Cities Annual Conference, hosted by the Ford Foundation, on November 17. A group of funders from around the world met in NYC to learn more about sustaining movements for big conversations. As part of the visit, Rebuild worked with partners at the Pratt Center and The Point to visit some sites in the Bronx that illustrate the need for better social and physical infrastructure connecting communities to their local resources. 

In The News

US Builders Review, Editor's Choice

US Builders Review, an official media partner with the International Greenbuild Conference and Expo, recognized Rebuild by Design as one of the 2015 Editor's Choice companies for its innovations and forward-thinking nature of the company as it concerns the built environment.
The Greenbuild Special Edition 2015 will be released this fall.

Rebuild Featured in Landscape Architecture, 2015

Latest News in Landscape Architecture“While the 20th century was driven by magnanimous architecture, the 21st century is shaping up to be more landscape-centric and the industry’s achievements haven’t gone unnoticed. Landscape architects and clients together have evolved beyond simply designing for aesthetics, implementing landscape architecture to devise flood barriers and water remediation zones as evidence by the proposals from Rebuild by Design.”
Let us know what you've been up to, and we'll try to include it in our next monthly update.
Rebuild by Design would like to thank The Rockefeller Foundation and our other funders for their ongoing support.

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