Archinect - News 2014-09-02T01:01:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106557284/rockefeller-foundation-and-usaid-announce-global-resilience-design-challenge Rockefeller Foundation and USAID Announce Global Resilience Design Challenge Alexander Walter 2014-08-14T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:14:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/znurvb4odczoj8c9.jpg" width="480" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first feature of the Resilience Partnership will be the launch of a multi-phase resilience design challenge, focused on bringing people and organizations from a diverse set of industries together to collaborate on bold and innovative solutions to the toughest resilience challenges facing the three focus regions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/106403110/oakland-hires-its-first-chief-resilience-officer Oakland Hires Its First “Chief Resilience Officer” Alexander Walter 2014-08-12T13:50:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:31:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/6445119f5f345242ee96e19851a32ad1.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Oakland has earthquakes, droughts and a host of other resilience problems to tackle. Now it has a Chief Resilience Officer to lead the charge. Today, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Michael Berkowitz, president of The Rockefeller Foundation&rsquo;s 100 Resilient Cities initiative, will jointly announce that Victoria Salinas has been tapped as the city&rsquo;s first Chief Resilience Officer, a position being created in other cities across the world, as well.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106329191/resilience-on-the-fly-christchurch-s-scirt-offers-a-model-for-rebuilding-after-a-disaster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Resilience on the fly: Christchurch&rsquo;s SCIRT offers a model for rebuilding after a disaster</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102731630/garrison-architects-develops-post-disaster-housing-prototype-for-nyc-residents Garrison Architects develops post-disaster housing prototype for NYC residents Justine Testado 2014-06-25T21:15:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:10:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8l/8lrt8r5zasg5ghge.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/garrisonarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garrison Architects</a> adds to the pressing topic of 21st-century disaster resilience for dense urban cities with their modular post-disaster housing prototype. Developed for the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the project aims to provide New Yorkers not only with reliable and adaptable emergency shelter, but also to keep residents close to their communities and reduce the necessity of long-term displacement.</p><p>More details on the prototype's design below:</p><ul><li>"The aim is to create a blueprint for post-disaster housing by utilizing the latest construction technology in conjunction with stringent requirements for safety, sustainability, durability, and universal design.</li><li>The five multi-story modules [that Garrison Architects designed] are infinitely flexible: they can be deployed in vacant lots, private yards, or public spaces. When needed, the modules are trucked to a site, craned into place, and plugged into utilities.</li><li>With 1- and 3-bedroom configurations, every unit features a liv...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners Justine Testado 2014-06-02T20:40:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T18:24:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tsfa5d94e6cvl3u1.jpg" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the Rebuild By Design competition were finally revealed! The global competition sought out the best local and resilient design solutions that would help rebuild the Eastern Seaboard cities affected by Hurricane Sandy...Out of the 10 invited multidisciplinary teams, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) selected the six winners, who were announced today by Secretary Shaun Donovan.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>BIG U</strong><strong> </strong>by the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> Team for New York, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gsfvv2mah11hupk7.jpg"></p><p><strong>Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County&rsquo;s South Shore</strong> by the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/23338874/interboro-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interboro</a> Team for Long Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9s/9sn4qnkwyd0cfl8i.jpg"></p><p><strong>New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park </strong>by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/342/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT CAU</a> + ZUS + URBANISTEN for The Meadowlands, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dj/dj0vthw2b3xu5d8z.jpg"></p><p><strong>Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken </strong>by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a> for Hoboken, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmabz66f7fopnsaj.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hunts Point Lifelines </strong>by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PennDesign</a>/<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11080262/olin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OLIN</a> for Bronx, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbs67h8vwr0k1drz.jpg"></p><p><strong>LIVING BREAKWATERS </strong>by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6019084/scape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCAPE / Landscape Architecture</a> for Staten Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xfm1baposxf32vgr.jpg"></p><p>Winning design solutions will be implemented through CDBG-DR funding in addition to other public and private-sector funding sources.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_rebuild_by_design_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99615880/estimating-resilience-and-vulnerability-of-major-world-cities Estimating resilience and vulnerability of major world cities Nam Henderson 2014-05-12T00:47:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T22:15:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6j/6jev33mwkp07fud5.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a profit making company, albeit with a sense of stewardship, our research on resilience is commercially motivated. Our approach helps us to create portfolios of real estate assets which are resilient and operate in emerging markets fully cognisant of the risks.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To quote&nbsp;<a href="http://archive.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2014/05/estimating-resilience-vulnerability-major-world-cities/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Sterling</a>&nbsp;"<em>*British real estate firm tries to figure out where the investors&rsquo; money will be safe. Results are not encouraging</em>".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99304040/the-jamaica-bay-greenway-a-resilient-ring-for-southern-brooklyn-and-the-rockaways The Jamaica Bay Greenway: A Resilient Ring for Southern Brooklyn and the Rockaways Alexander Walter 2014-05-06T13:37:00-04:00 >2014-05-07T21:17:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5eac72acf73e437e2885584a387ce39c.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Among the most pressing issues facing New York&rsquo;s new mayor is how his administration will pick up the mantle of the ambitious agenda established by Michael Bloomberg. How will the de Blasio administration address climate change and increase the resilience of those areas of the city most severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy? [...] The Rockaway peninsula, in particular, has been a veritable laboratory for designers exploring the implications of &ldquo;resilience.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97577444/the-final-proposals-of-the-10-shortlisted-rebuild-by-design-teams The final proposals of the 10 shortlisted Rebuild by Design teams Justine Testado 2014-04-08T17:18:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:13:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rw/rwh2xnyfqydrhfbc.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ten Rebuild by Design finalist teams spent the past eight months doing intensive research and engaging with local communities to find local and resilient solutions to rebuild the Eastern Seaboard cities affected by Hurricane Sandy...Each team presented their final proposals to the public at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ late last week. Secretary Shaun Donovan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will announce the winning projects later this spring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>BIG, WXY + West 8, OMA, Sasaki Associates, Interboro Partners, and notable universities are only a few of the multidisciplinary team leaders in this global group of finalists.</p><p>While we wait for the winning results, check out the final proposals below.</p><p><strong>BIG U</strong><strong> by the BIG team</strong><br>Location: New York, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z0q4rvvgdnqjutbq.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Commercial Corridor Resiliency Project</strong><strong> by </strong><strong>HR&amp;A Advisors, Inc. with Cooper, Robertson &amp; Partners</strong><br>Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York; Far Rockaway, Queens, New York; Asbury Park, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hgsqtd91qvg750ql.jpg"></p><p><strong>Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County&rsquo;s South Shore</strong><strong> by the Interboro team</strong><br>Location: Long Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ti/ti1fyhy9m5iimkd4.jpg"></p><p><strong>New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park by MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN</strong><br>Location: The Meadowlands, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5d/5d29655hzzyv6b6u.jpg"></p><p><strong>Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken<br>by OMA</strong><br>Location: Hoboken, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q5ite0l3ahgzeha9.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hunts Point Lifelines by PennDesign/OLIN</strong><br>Location: Hunts Point, Bronx, NY</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xt21xn0lh9f2o49w.jpg"></p><p><strong>RESILIENCE + THE BEACH by Sasaki/Rutgers/Arup </strong><br>Location: Jersey Shor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97182812/the-future-will-not-be-dry The future will not be dry Nam Henderson 2014-04-03T15:54:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T21:16:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dj/djjxabyqmkqa6s13.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rather than cooking up designs in their Manhattan studios and then peddling them with PowerPoint presentations, the teams attended meetings by the score...The result is a series of designs by committee &mdash; not a single camel, but a whole herd of options.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Justin Davidson reviews the proposals from the ten&nbsp;finalists for <a href="http://www.rebuildbydesign.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuild by Design</a>, a competition for coastal resilience projects that offers its winners a slice of the federal government&rsquo;s $4 billion disaster-recovery pie.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92309906/resilience-and-neoliberalism Resilience and neoliberalism Nam Henderson 2014-01-28T16:37:00-05:00 >2014-01-31T10:15:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l1dyrdmea1ksy5tp.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is not a new development that scholarly priorities are, regrettably, shaped by policy priorities (and by the strategies of big business and worries of the mainstream media) and therefore it is no coincidence that an entire cottage industry on &ldquo;resilient cities&rdquo; has emerged at a time of global austerity</p></em><br /><br /><p>Tom Slater examines&nbsp;the latest urban policy and think tank buzzword which he argues, operates as an insidious alias to dispossession and territorial stigmatisation.</p><p>h/t <a href="https://twitter.com/open_security/status/428231298268676096" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@demilit</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90392557/contained-one-prize-2013-stormproof-finalist-entry [CONTAINED] - ONE Prize 2013 Stormproof finalist entry Justine Testado 2014-01-03T20:09:00-05:00 >2014-01-07T19:33:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/as3y4gv3gr6gxlow.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's our latest feature from the ONE Prize 2013: Stormproof competition, wherein participants had to propose smartly designed resilient cities prepared to face the challenges of severe climate conditions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Specifically designed for New York City's coast, [CONTAINED] by <a href="http://archinect.com/ikumar21" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ishaan Kumar</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/AriannaArmelli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arianna Armelli</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/davidsepulveda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Sepulveda</a> was a finalist entry in the international competition.<br><br> Here's a preview of their proposal:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5rzxfuvcpqrhalqz.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o8/o8sclqh5xbq9d451.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bkh6huntu4f5al8s.jpg" title=""><br><br> For full project details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/contained_-_one_prize_2013_stormproof_finalist_entry/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br> More images can be found in the the thumbnails below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89138635/ocean-city-one-prize-2013-stormproof-competition-entry OCEAN+CITY - ONE Prize 2013 Stormproof competition entry Justine Testado 2013-12-18T13:38:00-05:00 >2013-12-18T15:57:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pv/pvcpsdht98qyg4k7.jpg" width="514" height="168" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed for the Atlantic resort Ocean City on the coast of Maryland, "OCEAN+CITY" by Will Belcher, Joey Hays, Chris Landau, and Henry Moll is an entry the team submitted to this year's ONE Prize: Stormproof competition. Participants in the international competition had to propose smartly designed resilient cities ready to face the challenges of severe climate conditions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ow/owe6d2m3no0jp5oi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qpjeaom3onbhl3wr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/clwat2ec7j1qj8hj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcr6avrvektkj0dv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xo5pzawudd1epup9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of OCEAN+CITY.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85445474/giant-tunnel-plug-could-limit-future-subway-flood-damage Giant tunnel plug could limit future subway flood damage Alexander Walter 2013-10-31T13:37:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T21:38:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/982c0ef34976b9c349fb92ec1ba2582f.jpg" width="514" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] officials viewed a tunnel plug under development by ILC Dover, a Department of Homeland Security vendor and supplier to NASA, to protect subway portals where grade level tracks transition to underground subways. If successfully tested, the MTA hopes the technology could be applied to portals and stairwell locations throughout the system. The tunnel plug demonstrated inside the station is not designed for use inside the subway system, Cuomo's office said.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Exactly one year ago in the Archinect News: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60393402/mta-video-release-hurricane-sandy-south-ferry-and-whitehall-st-station-damage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MTA Video Release: Hurricane Sandy - South Ferry and Whitehall St Station Damage</a></p> <p> Click <a href="http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/infrastructure/the-inflatable-35000-gallon-subway-plug-7795767" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here </a>to learn more about this Inflatable, 35,000-gallon subway plug.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85374680/winners-of-one-prize-2013-stormproof-competition Winners of ONE Prize 2013 “Stormproof” competition Justine Testado 2013-10-30T15:37:00-04:00 >2013-10-30T17:36:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0431kvp71df5vvp.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners have been revealed for the ONE Prize 2013 international design competition! For this year's "Stormproof" theme, participants had to create smartly designed resilient cities ready to face the challenges of severe climate conditions. The competition, organized by Terreform ONE, drew submissions from 168 teams and 310 team members from more than 15 countries and five continents.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76658827/nyc-s-complex-relationship-with-the-waterfront NYC's Complex Relationship With the Waterfront Nam Henderson 2013-07-09T13:09:00-04:00 >2013-07-09T13:09:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/ylzzzvg8i3rw7h49.jpg" width="514" height="588" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Behind that hyperrational menu of engineering options is a technocrat&rsquo;s love letter to the maritime city. The charts and recommendations amount to a statement of faith that the waterfront is the city&rsquo;s future as well as its past...But even if he did not have his legacy on the line, Bloomberg grasps an essential truth: This is a city built not just near the water, but over, under, and in it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Seven months after Hurricane Sandy Mayor Bloomberg has released '<a href="http://www.nyc.gov/html/sirr/html/report/report.shtml" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Stronger, More Resilient New York</a>' a manifesto for a more resilient, waterfront metropolis.&nbsp;Justin Davidson reviews New York's 400 year history, during which it has embraced, spurned, ignored, harnessed, and feared the water that made its greatness possible. He also, analyzes what the new manifesto might mean for the future of the city.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/3571047/winner-of-resilientcity-org-design-ideas-competition-announced Winner of ResilientCity.org Design Ideas Competition Announced Alexander Walter 2011-04-20T14:56:18-04:00 >2011-04-20T16:03:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/54/545nfzy8gc09b423.jpg" width="400" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winners have been announced at this year's ResilientCity.org Design Ideas Competition. Of the twenty finalist entries, the concept "Living with the Water Paradox" by Nok Ratanavong, Sang Ok Kim, and James Kim was selected as the First-Place winner. Winner of the special prize for Best Insights was the proposal "full of fuel", and two Honourable Mentions were given to "Manifestations for a City" and "FIH in Fairview Mall".</p></em><br /><br /><p> The <a href="http://www.resilientcity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2010 ResilientCity.org Design Ideas Competition</a> invited architects, city planners, urban designers, engineers, landscape architects, and students of these fields to contribute their ideas about creating more resilient cities as we move into a century where cities will be subjected to the combined environmental and economic impacts of climate change and energy transition.</p>