Recovery, Adaptation, Mitigation and Planning


Home Supporters


Damaris Reyes, Executive Director

Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) aims to build up the people and break down the lines that divide us, especially by age, race, gender, language, and income. We stand with the great unnumbered for good housing, good jobs, fresh air, public space, and services.

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance 

Jeanne Dupont, Executive Director

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding, respect and connection between our communities and the Rockaway waterfront.

Red Hook Initiative

Tony Schloss, Director of Community Initiatives

Red Hook Initiative believes that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient, and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society.

Ocean Bay CDC

The Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation was created with the assistance of NYCHA as part of the Ocean Bay Hope VI plan for neighborhood revitalization in 1996. Ocean Bay CDC is focused on serving its community through advancing economic development goals and promoting revitalization strategies. Through a strong public-private partnership with NYCHA, Ocean Bay CDC has been advancing development initiatives and reinvestment in the Rockaways.

Arjan Braamskamp 

Senior Economic Officer

Portfolio UN, Climate Adaptation, Water / Delta Management Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York


Gabrielle Muris

At RDM Campus technical education, research centres and companies collaborate on sustainable innovations needed for the Rotterdam economy. In innovation teams and communities of practice students, teachers, professors and entrepreneurs together address concrete practical questions in the field of construction, mobility, product design, maritime and maintenance. The professionals and entrepreneurs of the future are thus trained in practice. RDM Campus is a collaboration between the Albeda College, Rotterdam University (of Applied Sciences) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Their ambition is to make RDM Campus the innovation centre for the manufacturing industry of Rotterdam.

Local Office Landscape & Urban Design 

Jennifer Bolstad + Walter Meyer

Operating between infrastructure, urbanism, and ecology, the firm’s primary focus is coastal landscapes at all scales. From residential gardens on the dunes to coastal parks that employ sustainable technologies at the scale of urbanism, Local Office seeks to ameliorate the impact of cities on the sea. The firm has garnered accolades from across the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, public policy, science and art.

Henk Ovink

Senior Advisor, Secretary Shaun Donovan of Housing and Urban Development; Chair, Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

Ovink is responsible for the long term planning strategy, the regional design competition ‘REBUILD BY DESIGN’ and the connected planning conference. He works on the Task Force’s legacy process, the regional resilience science center, regional infrastructure coordination and on the overall Task Force Strategy. Before joining the Task Force, Ovink was both Director General Spatial Planning and Water affairs and Director National Spatial Planning for the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Netherlands.

Pratt Faculty 

Eddie Bautista

Elizabeth Bingham

Miquela Birmingham

Meta Brunzema

David Burney

David Frisco

Deborah Gans

Zehra Kuz

Elliott Maltby

Gita Nankin

Mercedes Narciso

Nadya Nenandich

Juan Camilo Osario

Stuart Pertz

Quillian Riano

Andrew Shea

Ron Shiffman

Jaime Stein

Ayse Yonder

Additional Organizations 

National Disaster Preparedness Training Center

University of Hawaii

The Urban Resiliency Lab, University of Hawaii

New York City- Environmental Justice Alliance

Good Jobs- New York

The Fiscal Policy Institute

Better, Inc

University of Pennsylvania, Ellen Nieses and Nicholas Pevsner

College of Staten Island

FUREE, Ocean Bay Development Corporation, GOLES and other public housing advocacy organizations and resident associations.

City College of New York, Lance Jay Brown

AIA NY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee, Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA and Illya Azaroff, AIA and City Tech [CUNY]

New Jersey Institute of Technology, James Dart

Clark University

University of Leuven, Belgium

University of Catalonia, Spain

Netherlands Consulate General Office, New York; Arjan Braamskamp, Economic Officer

Peter Zlonicky, Akademie de Kunste, Germany and the Office for Urban Planning and Research

We continue to be open to work and cooperate with other entities.