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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.

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