The importance of building social, cultural, economic and environmental resilience has been on the MAS agenda since 2010, when it initiated the annual MAS Summit for New York City and its annual Survey on Livability, to highlight pressing challenges and opportunities present in the city. Following the devastating events of Superstorm Sandy, MAS responded rapidly to engage and inform the public in a series of convenings and community workshops designed to reveal the effects of the storm and to develop a conversation around how to build resilient and livable communities throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Through providing a forum for dialogue, education, and advocacy for all New Yorkers, the Municipal Art Society is committed to moving our city forward towards a Livable and Resilient New York.
MAS is proud to be a partner on the Rebuild by Design competition. Launched on June 20, 2013, Rebuild by Design is an initiative of President Obama’s Hurricane San¬dy Rebuilding Task Force and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, aimed at identifying the unique structural and environmental vulnerabilities Hurricane Sandy exposed in communities throughout the region, and developing fundable solutions to protect residents against and prepare for future climate events. Ten interdisciplinary design teams were chosen in August that will go through a two-stage process to research and analyze Sandy’s impact on the region, then develop site-specific schematic design solutions. Throughout the process, there will be many opportunities to engage and inform the thinking of the design teams. To learn more, please visit: http://rebuildbydesign.org/.
The Art of Resilience, the Resilience of Art
Post-Sandy What Have We Learned?
Vin Cipolla Op-Ed on Steps to Resilience
A Plan for the Urban Resilience of New York City and its Neighborhoods
Join MAS for The Road Forward: Putting Resilience into Action on June 19th at The New School
The Mayor’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency: A Stronger, More Resilient New York
HUD to Hold Competition to Help Sandy-Ravaged Communities