National Building Museum

Talk and Book Signing: Too Big : Rebuild by Design: A Transformative Approach to Climate Change 

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 6:30–8 pm
Location: 401 F St NW DC


Get the inside story of Rebuild by Design, the federal response devised to make coastal cities more resilient in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Henk Ovink, Dutch special envoy for International Water Affairs and principal for the Obama Administration’s effort, explains the innovative process he led, which was focused on building coalitions and running an intense international design effort. Shaun Donovan, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Chair Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Kate Orff, founder & principal SCAPE, and Dawn Zimmer, former Mayor of Hoboken, NJ join Henk for a discussion of lessons learned and forward looking solutions to be better prepared for the impact of climate change. Following the talk, Ovink signs copies of Too Big (nai010 publishers, 2018), available for purchase in the Museum’s Shop. Reserve your copy when reserving your free ticket. 

1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 PDH HSW (LA CES) / 1.5 CM (AICP)

This program is underwritten by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands logo

Reserved copies will be available for pick up at the talk. Unable to attend the program but interested in ordering the book? Find it at the Museum Shop

Coastal flooding in Mantoloking, N.J., taken from an Air National Guard helicopter. Courtesy NJNG/Scott Anema. 

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Free Ticket
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