Regional Recovery Working Group Workshop

Workshop for Coastal Communities

New York Institute of TechnologyOld Westbury CampusNorthern Boulevard at Valentines LaneOld Westbury, NY 11568


This day-long workshop is geared for stakeholders across the four state region working in coastal communities at all scales of rebuilding and planning. The Working Group’s ongoing mission is to share experience and case studies of recovery efforts across the region, highlight good practices, notes changes to building codes, along with updates to state and federal procedures, financing and opportunities. Attendees will gain real tools for rebuilding and insight into codes and regulations.



8:30 am – 9:00 am:

Check-in and Registration

9:00 am:

Welcome Illya Azaroff, AIA and Frank Mruk, AIA RIBA, Associate Dean NYIT

9:05 am – 12:30 pm:

Morning Programs

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:

Keynote Lunch

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm:

Afternoon Program

Morning Sessions:

The morning program will be three one-hour presentations from Practitioners in the coastal zones, along with regional updates from New York State Code Official Ronald Peister, HUD Director for Recovery Henk Ovink and Brian Baer Regional Recovery Director Architecture for Humanity and Army Corp of Engineers Recovery Director. 


Afternoon Session:

In the afternoon, the attendees will participate in a workshop that will address a range of the flood protection challenges facing the region’s building types.  The workshop will help to inform an on-going effort to catalogue best practices in flood protection for the NYC Hazard Mitigation Plan. 


Final list of participating organizations to be announced. 


This Regional Recovery Workshop is the second of its kind in the series. The first was July 9, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey highlighting urban issues we face across the region. There is a third workshop planned for late May 2014 in Florim Park, NJ and will highlight critical facilities, transportation and infrastructure.


There is no charge to attend this program.

To register, please click here.

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