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Tue 06.24.2014

Exhibition Opening | Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, JUNE 24

Where: At The Center   

Please join us for the exhibition opening of Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats, on view at the Center for Architecture until August 7.

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, there has been a great deal of design thinking about how to retrofit affected buildings. Some creative ideas include increasing building volumes to make up for the units lost by placing utility systems on higher floors, or implementing innovative landscape design to keep flood waters at bay. Many of these solutions, however, face regulatory barriers and very high price tags – a challenge for New York City’s affordable multifamily housing in the flood zones.

The NYU Furman Center, in partnership with AIANY and Enterprise Community Partners, organized the Retrofit Solutions Workshop in January 2014 to engage the building community in a collaborative conversation about retrofitting affordable housing for future threats. This exhibit showcases the ideas from that charrette and explores the options and impediments that multifamily buildings face as they seek to prepare themselves for long-term climate resilience.

Opening Remarks:
Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA, 2014 AIANY President
Vicki Been, Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
Jessica Yager, Policy Director, NYU Furman Center

Curators: The NYU Furman Center
Design: Remake

Price: Free

Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats Panel
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This exhibition has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of Deutsche Bank.

The Retrofit Solutions Workshop and additional support was made possible by The NYC Housing and Neighborhood Recovery Donors Collaborative.

Project Partners
Enterprise Community Partners 

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