MAS@The New School: The Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up -Policy, Planning and Process

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join the Municipal Art Society and its partners at The New School to share lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and cultivate ideas for creating a more livable and resilient New York metropolitan area.

The day-long event will feature a wide range of local area experts and community leaders as well as special guests from New Orleans who were instrumental in the recovery of their neighborhoods.

With a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions and break-out sessions, the goal of the event is to facilitate peer-to-peer learning among community leaders, civic officials, entrepreneurs, residents, and urban planning and design practitioners and spark a conversation about how to move forward from this devastating event-and prepare for the next one. A sampling of focus topics includes:

  • What tools do New Yorkers need to protect, strengthen and grow their neighborhoods?
  • How can we ensure adequate infrastructure response for our vulnerable populations?
  • What are entrepreneurial New Yorkers doing now to aid in Hurricane Sandy's recovery efforts?
  • What lessons have we learned from the use of social media in responding to Hurricane Sandy?
  • What messages do we want to share with local, state and federal government?

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register for this event, visit the website of the Municipal Art Society.

This event can be watched live on the day of the event on The New School's Livestream page.


Partner Organizations:

The New School, Center for Social Innovation, Forum for Urban Design, Gans Studio, Institute for Urban Design, Pratt Institute, Untapped Cities, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Gotham Innovation Greenhouse, Community Solutions,, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York Restoration Project, WXY Architecture, additional AIA and APA members, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA), members from New Orleans Institute for Resilience and Innovation, Insight Associates, Material for the Arts, NY Passive House, Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, volunteers from Occupy Sandy, MAS Urbanists, students and faculty from The New School, NYU, Columbia, Hunter, Pratt, CUNY, Rutgers, and staff volunteers from various City departments and agencies including Planning, Culture, Small Business, and Sustainability.



Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

Free; seating is limited; reservations required by emailing

Email: To register for this event, visit the website of the Municipal Art Society.

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