Five years later, Hurricane Sandy remains one of the most catastrophic weather events to hit New York City. The city has begun to put in place initiatives to address resiliency and prepare for future weather events, but uncertainty still surrounds the impact climate change will have on the region. In response, how can local healthcare systems ensure they can protect their patients, safeguard their assets and conserve resources?
Join author Sheri Fink as she moderates a lively discussion with experts from Weill Cornell Medicine, Leslie E. Robertson Associates, rePLACE Urban Studios and NBBJ. Together, they will consider the importance of resilient healthcare facilities, including best practices from healthcare projects located in areas vulnerable to natural disasters. From designing “upside-down hospitals” that protect against rising sea levels, to advocating for policies that require more from critical care facilities, learn what healthcare systems can do to withstand the unknowns of a changing environment.
The Disaster Ready event is part of a series of NBBJ panel discussions, design workshops, articles and papers on the important topic of Resilient Cities. From discussions on building better cities to creating healthier hospitals, we invite you through our ongoing events to join us in exploring how design can productively impact society and the environment.
Sheri Fink, Author, Five Days at Memorial
Doug González, PE, Associate Partner, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Emil Martone, AIA, Director of Project Implementation, Weill Cornell Medicine
Philip Palmgren, AIA, LEED AP ND, Founding Partner, rePLACE Urban Studios
Joan Saba, FAIA, FACHA, Partner, NBBJ
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
5:30-6:00pm – Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
6:00-6:45pm – Panel discussion
6:45-7:00pm – Q&A with audience
7:00-7:30pm – Networking
Steelcase – 4 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10005
Interested in attending? Please request an invite here.