LSE Cities’ Director Professor Ricky Burdett will be part of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rebuild by Design jury.
Rebuild by Design is a multi-stage regional design competition to promote resilience for the region affected by Hurricane Sandy. The goal of the competition is two-fold: to promote innovation by developing regionally-scalable but locally-contextual solutions that increase resilience in the region, and to implement selected proposals with both public and private funding dedicated to this effort.
The jury will function as an expert panel throughout the competition process, providing critical input during the analysis and design stages, co-evaluating the submissions, and judging the projects at the end of the process.
Design solutions are expected to range in scope and scale from, for example, large-scale urban and multi-functional green infrastructure to small-scale distributed flood protection measures and resilient residential structures.
Alongside Ricky Burdett, jurors include Shaun Donovan (Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Chair, Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force) and Bruce Katz (Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution).