Resilient Design

Education Session - Panel Format

SAT-B11 - Waterproofing: A Discussion of Evolving Climate Adaptive Design Policy and Practice

Saturday, October 21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

1.5 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AIA/HSW, AICP, FL, NY/HSW

Volatile weather patterns coupled with the specter of sea-level rise present new challenges for public policy-makers, landscape architects and planners. This session reviews planning and design proposals made immediately after Hurricane Sandy in 2012 (published in Waterproofing New York) and discusses new ideas, technologies, and opportunities that have emerged since.

Learning Objectives:

Denise Hoffman Brandt

Director of the Graduate Landscape Architecture Program at the City College of New York
Principal of Hoffman Brandt Projects, LLC

Denise Hoffman Brandt, RLA is Director of the Graduate Landscape Architecture Program at the City College of New York and Principal of Hoffman Brandt Projects, LLC. Her work explores orchestration of the inextricable web of human and environmental processes in: refugee camps (“Relief Organism” in The Right to Landscape, Ashgate Press 2011), carbon storage infrastructure (City Sink Oscar Riera Ojeda 2013), community flood recovery and adaptation (“Landlocked” in New Orleans Under Reconstruction, Verso 2014), and climate-adaptive infrastructure (“City Sink—Sinking Cities” in Now Urbanism, Routledge 2015 and Waterproofing New York, co-edited with Catherine Seavitt Nordenson Urban Research 02 2014).

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Signe Nielsen

Principal
MNLA

Signe is Founding Principal of MNLA and has practiced as a landscape architect and urban designer in New York since 1978. Her work has renewed the environmental integrity and transformed the quality of spaces for those who live, work, and play in the urban realm. A Fellow of the ASLA, she has received more than 100 national and local design awards for public space projects that are published nationally and internationally. Signe is Professor of urban design and landscape architecture at Pratt Institute in the School of Architecture and serves as president of New York City’s Public Design Commission.

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Kate Orff

Founder and Principal
SCAPE

Kate is a registered landscape architect focused on retooling design practice to anticipate climate change and to foster social life. As the founding Principal of SCAPE, she advances the firm’s goals through publications, lectures, research, and project work and is known for leading complex, creative, and collaborative work processes that advance broad environmental and social prerogatives. She received a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship.

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Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

Associate Professor at the City College of New York
Principal, Catherine Seavitt Studio

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson is an Associate Professor at the City College of New York and principal of Catherine Seavitt Studio. Her research explores design adaptation to sea level rise in urban coastal environments and examines novel landscape restoration practices addressing climate change. With Denise Hoffman Brandt, she co-edited the book Waterproofing New York (UR Books, 2014). Her co-authored book On the Water: Palisade Bay (Hatje Cantz, 2010) was the foundation of the exhibition “Rising Currents” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her forthcoming book Structures of Coastal Resilience (Island Press, 2017) includes her resiliency proposals for Jamaica Bay.

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