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Report Release:
Rebuilding with Resilience

After two years working with the cities and states implementing the winning Rebuild projects, we are happy to share the lessons learned and the policy hurdles regarding how government can design and construct infrastructure projects that deliver multiple community benefits. 

Rebuild released a report and held a policy discussion earlier this month in Washington, DC. The report, “Rebuilding with Resilience,” was created in collaboration with Georgetown Climate Center and The Rockefeller Foundation. Check out the report, summary, presentations, and a video recording of the release>>

In Case You Missed It:
Our New Website

Check out Rebuild's new website where you can find information on events, updates, and much more.
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Sandy Region Updates

Bridgeport, CT - The project team met last month for a week long internal workshop in New Orleans to address Bridgeport's resilience plan. The workshop was critical in developing the appropriate methodologies for testing and improving initial concepts for surge protection, stormwater networks, buffers, egress, connections, building adaptations, and development. On December 13, the team will work in an “open studio” format so residents can observe design and planning work in action. This will be followed by an open house and a public hearing on the pilot project identification. Learn more>>

Hunts Point, NY - The presentation and key findings handout from last month's public meeting are now available in English and Spanish. At the meeting, the project team heard directly from residents and businesses about how flooding, power outages, and other emergencies affect Hunts Point. They also previewed the types of energy and flooding technologies that will be explored in the next stage of the project. The next two meetings will take place in early 2017. 

Manhattan, NY (LMCR) - The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project (LMCR) team met with the Community Board 3 (CB1) this week and will meet with CB1 LMCR Task Force on December 5. The meeting is open to the public and will provide an update on the project to their members. 

Meadowlands, NJ - Read NJDEP's November Newsletter with a recap of the fifth Citizen Advisory Group meeting and traffic data collection information. The project team will host its sixth CAG meeting 
on Tuesday December 6th.

Upcoming Meetings

ESCR Design Update Presentations

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
December 5th: LMCR Community Board 1 Task Force Meeting
The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project (LMCR) team will be meeting with the Community Board 1 LMCR Task Forces to provide an update on the project to their members. Event details>>
December 6th: Meadowlands Citizens Advisory Group Meeting 6
The sixth Citizens Advisory Group (CAG) meeting will focus on Alternative 1: Structural Flood Reduction measures. Event details>>
December 13th: Bridgeport Open Studio and
Public Hearing

Stop by to see the updated work and to provide input during an afternoon open studio at the Resilient Bridgeport design center followed by the pilot project public hearing. 
Event details>>
December 20th: Long Island CAC Meeting #3
Join the Project Team for the third Citizen's Advisory Committee to discuss and learn about project updates. 

Event details>>

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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