The New York State Adaptation Practitioners Network, housed at Rebuild by Design, seeks the expertise of a qualified graphic designer to create a comprehensive logo and brand identity kit. This initiative is driven by our mission to foster collaboration and effective climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. We aim to connect NGOs, academic institutions, and community groups and build the professional practice of climate adaptation across the state.
Rebuild By Design began in 2013 as an international design-driven competition that utilized a truly inclusive and collaborative process to create implementable large-scale infrastructure projects to address the physical and social vulnerabilities exposed by Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast United States. The process resulted in $930 Million in awards from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to implement the winning designs, and subsequently spurred over $4.2 Billion of infrastructure investments. Since then, Rebuild by Design transformed the competition’s collaborative approach into an organization that helps governments and communities replicate its success for a variety of scales in locations around the world to address challenges such as climate change, transportation, housing, community collaboration and equity. The organization is responsible for the research and strategic direction that led to New York State’s $4 Billion Environmental Bond Act for climate resilience and ecological restoration. The NYS Adaptation Practitioners Network was founded in 2019 in partnership with Cornell University’s Water Resources Institute and Syracuse University’s Environmental Finance Center for local adaptation professionals to share best practices.
The New York State Adaptation Practitioners Network seeks to:
Foster connections among non-profit organizations providing guidance to local governments on climate adaptation.
Promote knowledge sharing and professional development across various contexts, from rural to urban.
Identify and discuss processes, models, and tools for conducting high-quality vulnerability assessments and adaptation projects with the potential for scalability and replication.