Hurricane Sandy Recovery
Nautilus has contributed its professional expertise to the recovery efforts in New York City since Hurricane Sandy, working with clients and on a pro bono basis in numerous ways. Below is a summary of Nautilus' post-Sandy related work since the superstorm in October 2012.
Pro Bono Work
Post-Sandy Initiative - Building Better, Building Smarter: Opportunities for Design and Development, a collaborative effort of hundreds of professionals in the immediate aftermath of the superstorm led by the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter (AIANY); Nautilus' President served as co-chair of the Waterfront Working Group, 2012-2013. For more information, watch a video about the Initiative or visit postsandyinitiative.org.
NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Waterfront Management Advisory Board, Nautilus' President served as representative of the American Planning Association -NY Metro Chapter both before and after Hurricane Sandy, including advising on the Special Initiative on Rebuilding and Resilience (SIRR), 2012-2014.
NYC Department of City Planning Advisory Group for NYC's Waterfront Revitalization Program revisions and Urban Waterfront Adaptive Strategies, Nautilus' President served as representative of the APA-NY Metro Chapter both before and after Hurricane Sandy, 2012-2014.
Dredged Materials & Climate Change Pilot Project: Technology, Applications & Demonstration Project, a study exploring the beneficial use of dredged materials for climate change, analyzing state-of-the art technologies and possible applications, and proposing a demonstration project, for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, 2013-2014. Read more about the project…
Floating Structures Pilot Project: Fish Utilization & Responses and Hydrodynamics & Sediment Transport, multi-year scientific research on the impacts of floating structures on the aquatic habitat of New York's estuary, for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, 2011-2015. Read more about the project…
"Post-Sandy Waterfront Planning in New York City: What's Happening?" Moderator, APA NY Metro Chapter 2015 Annual Conference, October 2015, see the event flyer…
"Waterfront Housing in a Post-Sandy World," Moderator, AIANY Housing Committee, Center for Architecture, New York, NY, March 2014
"Coastal Climate Resilience: Strategies & Scenarios for Urban Waterfronts," Moderator and Organizer, APA & RPA, Pier 40, New York, NY, October 2013
"Keeping Pace with Climate Change: Resiliency Strategies for the 21st Century and Beyond," Speaker, APA & ASLA, Pratt Manhattan, New York, NY, June 2013
"New York at Risk: On the Waterfront", AIANY and ASLA-NY, Speaker, Center for Architecture, New York, NY, Earth Day, April 2013