HUD, NEA Partner to Promote Post-Sandy Resilience
In an effort to promote resilience for the Sandy-affected region on the east coast, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development is launching the Rebuild by Design design competition. The goal of the competition is to attract world-class talent, promote innovation and develop projects that will actually be built. The Rockefeller Foundation, as the lead funding partner, will provide support for the analysis and design process and its support of the competition builds upon a strong commitment to promoting urban resilience through a $100 million investment, which includes their recent announcement of the “100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge.”
The National Endowment for the Arts serves as a special partner, providing expertise and guidance to shape and launch Rebuild by Design. NEA’s experience investing in and facilitating place-based work through the Our Town and Mayor’s Institute on City Design initiatives, as well as NEA’s history with supporting and facilitating design competitions, will help ensure the success of the program.