Power to the People: Design for Resilience Post Hurricane Maria Panel

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General Public$10.00 USD
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Event Details

Organized in collaboration with the AIANY Puerto Rico Taskforce, AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee, and AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee.

This interactive forum will bring together voices from various front-line community groups, design professionals, and more to present and discuss a comprehensive view of the post-disaster challenges that architects and planners must help address in Puerto Rico and the region. Presentations will be made on best practices and lessons learned Post Hurricane Maria, where the need to rebuild has become an opportunity to build at higher levels of resilience and sustainability. Participants will discuss and propose strategies to reshape infrastructure that may ultimately result in new planning and design principles that can be translated to the Caribbean, New York City, and beyond.

This page is to register for the second panel component of the symposium from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. To register for the earlier workshop, please click here.

*Note: This symposium is the first in a series of Power to the People! workshops, through which we hope to provide support to existing and emerging initiatives for just recovery in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.


Jonathan Marvel, FAIA
Principal, Marvel Architects; Co-Founder Resilient Power Puerto Rico

Farzana Gandhi, RA, LEED AP
Principal, Farzana Gandhi Design Studio; Associate Professor, New York Institute of Technology

Carlos Vargas-Ramos, PhD
Research Associate, Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Walter Rodriguez Meyer, Parsons New School
Founder, Local Office Landscape & Urban Design

Venesa Alicea AIA, NOMA [Moderator]
Chair, AIANY Puerto Rico Taskforce


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