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Guide to the Rebuild by Design Hurricane Sandy Competition Records
 MS 3216

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Margo Padilla

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 04, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Digital Folder: 1 Communications Strategy and Published Press Articles

Scope and Contents

108 files. This folder consists primarily of Rebuild by Design's press and social media campaigns, official U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development annoucements, and numerous press clippings from news outlets such as the New York Times,, Fox News, and CNN.

Digital Folder: 2 Competition Planning

Scope and Contents

72 files. This folder contains documents outlining the detailed process, timelines, and deliverables for the competition. It also incldes meeting minutes, weekly team digests, workplan templates for each team, and slide decks for various presentations.

Digital Folder: 3 Documentation and Stats

Scope and Contents

19 files. This folder contains documentation of team interviews, community engagement meetings conducted by the teams, the jury deliberation process, and the competition design process.

Digital Folder: 4 Final Deliverables

Scope and Contents

2,122 files. This folder contains final presentation slide decks, videos, reports, web updates and more from each team.

Digital Folder: 5 Final Event April 3

Scope and Contents

26 files. This folder contains records of the final competition event including team slide decks for presentation to the jury, project boards for exhibition, and run of show for the event.

Digital Folder: 6 Legal

Scope and Contents

15 files. These files include comments from federal agencies and potential grantees on Rebuild by Design proposals, jury memos, jury deliberation summaries, and documentation of the jury process.

Digital Folder: 7 Photos and Images

Scope and Contents

1,708 files. This folder contains photos from various meetings and events such as regional meetings, midterm presentations, receptions and parties.

Digital Folder: 8 Process Memos

Scope and Contents

9 files. This folder contains summaries of the development of design solutions, the community engagement process, and overviews of the competition workplan.

Digital Folder: 9 Research Advisory Group

Scope and Contents

17 files. This folder primarily contains suggested readings for the Research Advisory Group members.

Digital Folder: 10 Stage 1 Winning Teams Submissions

Scope and Contents

10 files. This folder contains the complete proposals from each team, including information about processes, team members and advisors, project plans, and anticipated outcomes.

Digital Folder: 11 Stage 2 Research Stage

Scope and Contents

260 files. This folder contains evaluation criteria, fliers and event announcements, documentation from weekly tours and events, and initial research questions for the teams.

Digital Folder: 12 Stage 3 Design Stage

Scope and Contents

282 files. This folder contains team outreach plans, documentation for running community meetings, jury process and evaluations, memos, and Stage III final deliverables.

Digital Folder: 13 Videos

Scope and Contents

171 files. This folder contains videos of site visits, press announcements, and workshops.

Digital Folder: 14 Working Groups

Scope and Contents

3,333 files. This folder contains documents from the following working groups: Communications and Social Infrastructure; Data Anaylsis and Mapping; Ecology, Environment, and Soft Infrastructure; Governance, Regulations, Policies, and Funding; Planning, Design, and Hard Infrastructure; Vulnerable Populations. Documents include correspondence, meeting minutes, and various research reports and data research.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

There are a considerable number of files in the Data Analysis and Mapping subfolder that were created by proprietary software, primarily ArcGIS (developed and maintained by Esri). Please note that the library does not have software necessary to open or render these files.