Tuesday, July 9, 2013 8:00AM – 5:30PM NJIT Weston Hall

Post Sandy: the effect on the URBAN
Newark Symposium & Workshop

AIA New York | AIA New Jersey | AIA Connecticut | AIA Rhode Island

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Who: This event is open to anyone
When: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Where: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Weston Hall, Gallery, Newark, New Jersey
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

sandy1As we weigh options of how to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, we are forced to address the challenges of a Post-Sandy world.  Superstorm Sandy hit 13 states including the 4 in our region. Ideally communities, public agencies, architects, engineers, planners and stakeholders are working hard to answer questions of temporality, resiliency and adaptability that will enable a rapid recovery and produce resilient communities prepared for the next storm or catastrophic event.  Although much of the attention of the storm has been on the shore and beach communities, we have not forgotten about the many urban cities that were also devastated by the storm.  The urban city presents issues that include much higher densities of population, mixed use development, historic districts, critical and commercial buildings, and public transportation of all types.

Car are seen on a street flooded at Hoboken in New JerseyLeaders from chapters of AIA New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island recognize that we are part of a broader network that must work together in order to produce thoughtful solutions and thorough results. Sharing best practices in resiliency, sustainability, health, safety and welfare, and the obstacles encountered along the way will aid in all of our efforts. Collectively we face 80 billion dollars in property damage, 650,000 affected buildings, displaced communities and a great degree of uncertainty.

This program will bring together and highlight efforts from across the region and act as a regional forum to share local design and policy initiatives, applied strategies and efforts, and lessons learned; to ignite conversation; and to find creative, practical and far-reaching recovery solutionssandy3 that communities can implement in their current planning processes. The symposium and workshop will focus on the cities of Newark, Jersey City and Hoboken, and will discuss specific issues with the intent of developing strategies that will be implemented by each of them as they recover and rebuild.

Please join us and take part in this regional collaboration.


7:00 pm:       Opening Reception (Location T.B.D.)
sandy4A block of hotel rooms will be available at the Robert Treat Hotel for those requiring an overnight stay.

8:00 am:       Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 am:       Opening Remarks/ Overview of the day
8:45 am:       Presentation made by AIANJ/AIANY/AIACT/AIARI
9:45 am:       Presentation made by NJIT and NYIT
10:00 am:     Moderated Panel Discussion
10:30 am:     Presentation by NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness, Newark, Jersey City & Hoboken
sandy511:30 am:     Moderated Panel Discussion
12:00 pm:     Lunch Break
12:30 pm:     Design Workshop
4:30 pm:       Pin up and Presentation
5:30 pm:       Closing Comments
6:00 pm:       Closing Reception

Price: This is free to all attendees

CES:  This event will be approved for AIA continuing education credits


AIA New York, AIA New Jersey, AIA Connecticut, AIA Rhode Island, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, NJIT School of Architecture & the Center for Resilient Design (this list will be updated as we confirm additional presenters)

Organized by:

AIA New York,  AIA New Jersey, AIA Connecticut, and AIA Rhode Island and the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee in collaboration with New Jersey Institute of Technology


Registration is full. Please contact jpeist86@gmail.com with any comments or questions regarding sign up.