in the Public Realm
Mapping the Cityscape: Mapping Risk
July 21st, 2011

Center for Architecture, New York City

Presented by AIA NY Planning & Urban design committee), cultureNOW

The recent tragedies in Haiti and Japan following closely on the heels of both September 11th and Hurricane Katrina have been grim reminders of the fragility of urban living and how we must organize ourselves to be prepared for any eventuality. This program will address how mapping can be and is being used as a tool for city agencies, architects, planners, and the general public to equip ourselves to survive these circumstances while they are happening and in their aftermath. The experiences of two cities - New York and New Orleans that have been impacted and their rebuilding efforts will be shared.

Illya Azaroff, AIA, RA, Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology; Co-chair, AIA New York Chapter Design for Risk and Reconstruction

Dave LaShell, Senior Account Executive, Environmental Systems Research Institute
Dorothy Nash, Senior Associate, Geospatial Technologies, Office of Emergency Management
Alan Leidner, Northeast Regional Information Exchange Broker, US Department of Homeland Security.