Rebuild by Design 

Location: New Jersey
Date: Spring 2013
Partners: Sasaki Associates in partnership with ARUP and Rutgers University

An initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Rebuild by Design is a competition that asks some of the world's most talented design professionals to envision solutions that increase resilience across the Sandy-affected region. Leveraging nontraditional partnerships among designers, scientists, the local communities, and the federal government, Rebuild by Design is developing resilience solutions that are locally contextual, but also regionally scalable. Selected proposals will be implemented through both public and private funding. Sasaki's proposal—selected as one of 10 from the 148 proposals submitted from around the world—focuses on resiliency for the Jersey Shore. Our vision for an overall framework is built upon one of the Jersey Shore's most valuable assets: the beach. 

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