Rebuild by Design - New Approaches to Climate Change
Rebuild by Design was developed for the Presidential Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, a response to the destruction that followed Hurricane Sandy hitting the Northeast coast of the United States in October and November of 2012. Using an innovative, design-driven process based on the design competition model, Rebuild by Design places local communities and civic leaders at the heart of a robust, interdisciplinary creative process to generate implementable solutions for building more resilient regions. Its signal initiative was the Hurricane Sandy Design Competition, which produced ten visionary design proposals addressing the intersection of physical, social and ecological resiliency. Seven of those designs are currently in the process of being implemented in the Northeast United States.Rebuild by Design aims not so much to document what Rebuild by Design did in Sandy's devastating aftermath, but rather to reflect on it, assess its unique structure and processes, and embed its work in a broader context. This volume thus offers an inspiring guide for politicians, designers, change-managers, community leaders, researchers, activists and others, suggesting future ways of approaching the climate change-induced, water-related challenges that will continue to face our cities and landscapes in the years to come.