The NYC Office of Emergency Management and Gans studio developed a Participatory Urban Planning (PUP) model and toolkit to help coordinate disaster planning efforts across government agencies, the private sector, academia, not-for-profit organizations, community groups and residents. This slide is an excerpt of the PUP Phase 1 timeline, which calls out the necessary actions and key points of involvement for all stakeholders.
The following pages are excerpts from one of 5 PUP presentations for the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team's Interim Housing workshop series.
The Regional Catastrophic Planning Team, with Gans studio, synthesized the analysis, discussion and ideas that were produced at at each of the five PUP workshops in a single report. The report identifies the overlapping challenges and opportunities that make regional, interdisciplinary, cross-sector coordination so important. The full report, which includes an appendix of the maps produced for each site, can be accessed here or requested from the RCPT or the NYC Office of Emergency Management.
The Interim Housing Toolkit is an inventory that was used during the Interim Housing workshop series to initiate discussion on site-appropriate tools and opportunities for their implementation. The report identifies the strategies that were highlighted by participants during break-out brainstorming sessions at each workshop.
The following maps are a small sample of the analysis materials that were provided at each workshop, which are also included in the report. This map overlays Southern Bergen County's 100-year flood zone and the elderly population -- planning for vulnerable populations was a central conversation at all of the workshops.
Jersey City, NJ.
The neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay in south Brooklyn, New York City.
Toms River, NJ.
Deborah Gans with Roz Palmer, Cristina Zubillaga, Isobel Herbold and Sean Gold of Gans studio.
Cynthia Barton of NYC Office of Emergency Management
Erin McClachlan, Nancy Harris of the RCPT