Urban Resiliency Symposium
The United Nations expects that within the next two decades we need to plan, design and build new homes for roughly 1.7 billion people. There is an undeniable need for concepts and solutions that lead to more sustainable urban growth, concepts that work across a range of climates and cultures. This symposium will look into what makes a city resilient and sustainable in terms of design and policy. We will start the event off with a keynote speaker who will discuss what is urban resiliency and why it's important to future planners, designers, and policy makers. Following the keynote speaker will be a series of case studies of sustainable development, strategies that have succeeded or failed in NYC. The event will end with a networking hour for attendees and speakers to discuss any of the topics and issues.