Academia and Disaster Planning

DUSP Lecturers Mary Anne Ocampo and Stephen Gray have written a new story on the Sasaki blog describing their recent class on disaster planning and alternative futures for south shore Long Island.  The class challenged graduate students to imagine new designs for the Massapequas, a community southeast of Levittown, New York, that is characterized by dense single-family suburban development, asking students to consider the site not only as a physical location, but also as a dynamic construct influenced by natural, cultural, economic, political, and morphological forces. Through an intensive semester, students balanced their responses to environmental forces, economic realities, and the community feedback accumulated during the parallel NY Rising engagement process.

To read more, and see some of the designs the students came up with, read the full story, "Beyond Practice."