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Social Resilience Post Sandy Reconstruction

Strategies for social resilience: NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program

 

LOCATION: Long Island, NY – Baldwin, Freeport, Bellmore/Merrick, Seaford/Wantagh, Massapequas
STATUS: In process, to be completed May 2014
ENTRY POINT: Urban Design, Land Use/Planning, Public Health Infrastructure
FACTORS: Access to/Equity in Service availability, Social Capital, Safety, Health and Social Vulnerability status (preventable hospitalization, emergency room use, low-income, disability)
TOOLS: Needs and Opportunities Assessment – Key Informant Interviews, Site Analysis, Quantitative Data Review

Selected as a winning team in partnership with ARUP to work on the HUD funded New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, as part of New York State’s post-Sandy rebuilding efforts. HealthxDesign will promote social resilient design strategies that foster improved health and social outcomes for vulnerable populations in five focus Long Island communities (Baldwin, Freeport, Bellmore/Merrick, Seaford/Wantagh, and the Massapequas).

Key Questions:

What are persistent unmet health and social needs, post-sandy?

What are opportunities for promoting health and social service recovery and resilience?

What are non-service, but design-specific opportunities for advancing health and social resilience?

What are the health and social co-benefits of proposed infrastructure, housing, and economic development projects?

How can we repurpose the special analysis tools used by architects for observational analysis in Public Health?

PARTNERS:
ARUP
New York Department of State/New York Rising
Urbanomics
Sasaki