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Tue 07.15.2014

Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats Panel


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, JULY 15

Where: At The Center   

What does Post-Sandy resiliency mean for towers in the park? For elevator tenements? For walk-up tenements?

What can be done now? What needs regulatory change? What makes financial sense?

Three-quarters of the residential units in New York City's high-risk flood zones are in multifamily buildings and many of them are either rent stabilized or government subsidized housing. These buildings face a range of challenges in implementing resilience measures because of their physical characteristics and the regulatory framework in which they operate.

Building on the work completed by the AIANY Post-Sandy Initiative Housing Taskforce, the NYU Furman Center, with AIANY and Enterprise Community Partners, looked at three specific multifamily affordable housing buildings. Through a charrette involving architects, engineers, and code experts, the team developed creative designs and potential policies for resiliency retrofits, including responses to regulatory and financial barriers faced by affordable housing.

This event panel will be presented in conjunction with the Affording Resilience: Housing Retrofits for Climate Threats at the Center for Architecture, on view from June 24 - August 7, and the related report by NYU Furman Center to be released on July 15.

Lance Jay Brown, FAIA
, 2014 President, AIANY

Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects

Jessica Yager, Policy Director, NYU Furman Center
Max Weselcouch, Director, Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy, NYU Furman Center


Jonathan J. Marvel, FAIA, Principal and Founder, Marvel Architects
Howard Slatkin, Director of Strategic Planning and Sustainability, NYC Department of City Planning
Laurie J. Schoeman, Program Officer, Technical Services, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID; $10 for non-members

Exhibition Opening
Tuesday June 24, 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

This pro­gram is an initiative of the Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 Presidential theme “Civic Spirit: Civic Vision”

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