NYCHA LES Public Housing – Building Resilience

Lower East Side, Manhattan

Credit: Courtesy of NYCHA

Learn about innovative design, techniques, and strategies used to build resilience in the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Lower East Side developments on this walking tour. The NYCHA Recovery and Resilience program is setting higher national standards to build new infrastructure and structural reinforcements to protect more than 200 public-housing buildings against future storm surge and extreme rain events. $3.2 billion in total Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and city funds will be utilized to implement work in the 35 NYCHA developments across NYC which were most severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

Learn about innovative design, techniques, and strategies used to build resilience in the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Lower East Side developments on this walking tour. The NYCHA Recovery and Resilience program is setting higher national standards to build new infrastructure and structural reinforcements to protect more than 200 public-housing buildings against future storm surge and extreme rain events. $3.2 billion in total Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and city funds will be utilized to implement work in the 35 NYCHA developments across NYC which were most severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

This is a walking tour via public sidewalks for approximately 0.8 mile with frequent stops for explanations and discussion. Comfortable walking shoes are required. Bring an umbrella in case of rain.

Building Capital Series How does the combination of financial, cultural, and community capital enrich quality of life? The "Building Capital: Value of Place" series showcases places that play a vital role fostering community connections and local culture, telling the story of how the space was designed, built, and financed, how it’s being used, and how they contribute to the financial security and well-being of residents long displaced by systemic racism. Building Capital is the latest installment of OHNY’s Urban Systems program and is presented in partnership with Bloomberg Connects.

62 Baruch Drive
New York, NY 10009