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Spring Lecture: Designing with Water - by Jason Hellendrung, Sasaki Associates

  • MIT Bldg 4, Room 231 (map)

Waterfront cities face increasing challenges due to their relationship with water and the increasing threats of climate change, sea level rise, and more frequent and violent storms. Jason will present some of Sasaki's recent work combining research and practice of addressing these challenges and creating innovative solutions for the future, including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rebuild by Design Competition, NY Rising, and the Cedar Rapids Flood Recovery. Jason’s presentation will focus on Sasaki’s work with Memphis and Shelby County’s winning application to HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition, which created a holistic approach to water and city resilience.