June 20: Promoting Resilience Post-Sandy Through Innovative Planning and Design

The Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University is hosting Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Chair of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Shaun Donovan, who will make an announcement related to promoting innovation and resilient design in Sandy rebuilding. Following his remarks, Secretary Donovan will chair a panel focused on the vulnerabilities of the Sandy-affected region and opportunities to make communities more resilient through innovative design and regional planning. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, will discuss the role of philanthropies in generating and supporting innovative responses to Hurricane Sandy.

Thursday, June 20
9:15AM start, Arrive by 9:00AM
NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
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Panelists will also include:

Laurel Blatchford, Executive Director, Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force
Seth Diamond, Commissioner, New York City Department of Homeless Services
Ingrid Gould Ellen, co-director of the Furman Center and professor of public policy and urban planning at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Marc Ferzan, Executive Director of Governor Christie's Office of Recovery and Rebuilding
Dina Long, Mayor of Sea Bright, New Jersey
Seth Pinsky, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Joan Shigekawa, Acting Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Tom Tavella, President, American Society of Landscape Architects

Henk Ovink, Senior Advisor to the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, will moderate the session. This event is free and open to the public.