Stand Up!

| Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 10th, 8am-6:30pm |

Stand Up! How to be part of the solu­tion after a dis­as­ter. #StandUP­NYC

When Super Storm Sandy hit the New York/New Jer­sey region thou­sands of vol­un­teers came for­ward to assist in cleanup and recov­ery. Four years lat­er there are still many vol­un­teers work­ing towards that goal. In the storm’s after­math the AIA New York Chap­ter also put out a call to its mem­bers to vol­un­teer in sup­port of the city. We at the NY Chap­ter wres­tled with the same ques­tions many indi­vid­u­als had; where to vol­un­teer, how to vol­un­teer, what train­ing is need­ed and what risks are asso­ci­at­ed with vol­un­teer­ing after a dis­as­ter?

Stand Up! How to be part of the solu­tion after a dis­as­ter is a day long sym­po­sium aimed at answer­ing many of those ques­tions for the pro­fes­sion­al and com­mu­ni­ty stake hold­er alike. Dur­ing the day the role of gov­ern­ment agen­cies, pri­vate sec­tor com­pa­nies, vol­un­teer relief orga­ni­za­tions, com­mu­ni­ty groups and pro­fes­sion­al soci­eties in var­i­ous vol­un­teer and post dis­as­ter response will be explained. The types of train­ing and edu­ca­tion each sec­tor needs, as well as where to get that train­ing, will be dis­cussed. Under­stand­ing the var­i­ous rela­tion­ships and respon­si­bil­i­ties of these groups will aid in mak­ing the best choice by our pro­fes­sion­al mem­ber­ship in their future vol­un­teer efforts.

The AIA New York Chap­ter, Design for Risk and Recon­struc­tion Com­mit­tee along with allied agen­cies will bring togeth­er these lead­ers. This includes the State and City Gov­ern­ment, lead­ing experts in the field of resilience and heads of relief orga­ni­za­tions. At the sym­po­sium they will par­tic­i­pate with lead­ers of pro­fes­sion­al soci­eties and pri­vate cor­po­ra­tions involved in com­mu­ni­ty sup­port after a dis­as­ter and com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers for a day of exchange, lis­ten­ing and learn­ing. We will learn about plan­ning and struc­tur­al rela­tion­ships after a dis­as­ter, oppor­tu­ni­ties for train­ing and skill build­ing as well as how to become more involved in our own com­mu­ni­ty.

Dur­ing the day the role of gov­ern­ment agen­cies, pri­vate sec­tor com­pa­nies, vol­un­teer relief orga­ni­za­tions, com­mu­ni­ty groups and pro­fes­sion­al soci­eties in var­i­ous vol­un­teer and post dis­as­ter response will be explained. The types of train­ing and edu­ca­tion each sec­tor needs, as well as where to get that train­ing, will be dis­cussed in audi­ence dri­ven break­out ses­sions. Under­stand­ing the var­i­ous rela­tion­ships and respon­si­bil­i­ties of these groups will aid in mak­ing the best choice by our pro­fes­sion­al mem­ber­ship in their future vol­un­teer efforts.

Stand Up! #StandUP­NYC high­lights advo­ca­cy in action, describes struc­tur­al rela­tion­ships, gov­ern­ment, vol­un­teer orga­ni­za­tions and pri­vate sec­tor with goals to iden­ti­fy gaps, over­laps and pro­vide path to action/training oppor­tu­ni­ties.

This event will take place at the Cen­ter for Archi­tec­ture.

Panelists/Speakers:

Ken Kurtin, For­mer Fed­er­al Dis­as­ter Recov­ery Coor­di­na­tor, FEMA

James Kendra, PhD, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, School of Pub­lic Pol­i­cy and Direc­tor of Dis­as­ter Research Cen­ter, Uni­ver­si­ty of Delaware

Tri­cia Wach­t­en­dorf, PhD, Asso­ciate Direc­tor, Dis­as­ter Research Cen­ter, Uni­ver­si­ty of Delaware

Joseph F. Tor­torel­la, PE, Hon AIANY, Pres­i­dent, Sil­man

Aaron Titus, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Cri­sis Cleanup, NJ VOAD

Eric Brad­shaw, Dis­as­ter Response Coor­di­na­tor, Divi­sion of Code Enforce­ment and Admin­is­tra­tion, New York State Depart­ment of State

Jonas Ball­re­ich, Human Ser­vices Emer­gency Pre­pared­ness Spe­cial­ist, NYC Emer­gency Man­age­ment

Diana Lopez, Esq., Emer­gency Ser­vices, The Sal­va­tion Army of Greater New York

Tim­o­thy G. Boy­land, AIA, Part­ner, Ven­goechea + Boy­land Architecture/Urban Plan­ning; 2015 Pres­i­dent AIA New York State

Bri­an Baer, Co-founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, The Ele­vat­ed Stu­dio

Max­inne Leighton, Assoc. AIA, Direc­tor of Mar­ket­ing and Busi­ness Devel­op­ment, Jaros, Baum & Bolles

Michael Pre­mo or Rachel Fal­cone, Orga­niz­er, Occu­py Sandy

Illya Azaroff, AIA, Found­ing co-chair, DfRR; Direc­tor of Design, +LAB archi­tects and exper­i­men­ta­tion; Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, NYCCT