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    January 10, 2013

    Disaster Recovery

    We're attending the Road to Resilience in NYC!

    Here in New Orleans, we at Land of Opportunity have been staying up to date on the recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy, and have been communicating with mediamakers and activists working on the ground to rebuild the city. With the footage and first hand experience we have concerning post-Katrina reconstruction and the planning process that ensued and continues to this day, there are so many lessons to be learned from this documentation that we want to share and utilize with those that are the ones now in need. As a first step, we’re excited to announce our participation in Charting the Road to Resilience, a conference put on by the Municipal Art Society of New York. The Road to Resilience (a combination of both site visits to devastated areas, and presentations/break-out sessions held at the New School in Manhattan) will bring together more than 80 different partners to look at the challenges, and opportunities, of building a more resilient New York City from the ground up.

    This Saturday’s events include relevant discussions: what are the hard facts about the impacts of the storm? What about the recovery process has worked well? What were the challenges? Are there lessons to be learned? What are the principles to guide us in the recovery and rebuilding process?

    Our Interactive Producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson will be participating in a session on Communications, Social Media & Data (along with folks from Untapped Cities, Mayor Bloomberg’s Digital Office, Sandy Storyline, and 596 Acres) to bring our New Orleans framework into the dialogue and help brainstorm what to take from this experience, and what can be done differently this time around and in the future.

    This is just the beginning of our efforts to open the communication between New Orleans, New York, and all cities in crisis, to exchange resources, knowledge, and leverage the voices of those working together to create the types of cities we want to live in.

    Tags: Land of OpportunityMASRoad to ResilienceHurricane SandyNew York City

  • September 20, 2010

    Two New York area screenings

    Land of Opportunity is doing two educational Sneak Preview screenings in the New York area:

    Wednesday, September 22nd, @7pm
    Bank Street College of Education
    610 W 112th St, New York, NY 10025
    Main Lobby Auditorium

    Thursday, September 23rd, @7pm
    Vassar College
    124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
    Rockefeller Hall, Room 200
    Sponsored by the Earth Science and Geography department and the Urban Studies department

    Tags: screeningsNew York Cityeducationaluniversity

  • August 30, 2010

    Land Of Opportunity Sneak Peek with "Housing is a Human Right" at the Brecht Forum in NYC

    Sneak Peek event with Housing is a Human Right: August 31st, 7:30pm, the Brecht Forum (451 West Street, Manhattan).

    Land of Opportunity is proud to partner with Housing is a Human Right and NESRI to present an evening of testimony and film from New Orleans and New York that explores the meaning of home and community in an age of displacement and migration.

    What happens in New Orleans doesn’t stay there. Our tagline, “Happening to a city near you…”, is meant to convey that New Orleans is a starting point for a national conversation on the future of urban America. Our work also provides viewers an opportunity to redefine “disaster recovery”. From New York to Detroit to New Orleans, cities are experiencing disasters every day, whether they’re defined as economic, natural or man-made.

    Housing is a Human Right is an ongoing multi-platform documentary portrait of the struggle for Home. Just like with Housing is a Human Right, our goal is for people to actively become a part of something they weren’t before, and to engage in their communities in new and different ways.

    Tags: HappeningsNew York City