Resilience Speaker Series Video Library

The Enterprise Community Partners Multifamily Housing Resilience Speaker Series provides training to a variety of multifamily housing owners, operators, staff, developers, stakeholders and allied agencies on disaster preparedness response, planning and resilience. The series is part of Enterprise’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the resilience of the affordable multifamily housing community.

 Lights Out: Simulating Building Thermal Response to Power Outages
Speakers: Benjamin Shepard, Associate Director, Atelier Ten 
Michael Esposito, Environmental Designer, Atelier Ten

In collaboration with Enterprise, representatives from Atelier Ten present the building envelope resiliency tool to analyze and model the impact of extreme weather on multifamily buildings. 

  1. Introduction
  2. What if Sandy was worse? - Scenarios and Solutions
  3. Passive Survivability
  4. Modeling the Impact of Extreme Heat and Cold
  5. Intro to the Envelope Resiliency Tool
  6. Tool Demonstration: Single Weather Scenario
  7. Tool Demonstration: Multiple Weather Scenarios
  8. Tool Demonstration: Summer Scenario
  9. How to Use the Tool in the Field
  10. Why the Tool is unique
  11. Q&A Part One: Methodology
  12. Q&A Part Two: Strategies for Implementation
  13. Q&A Part Three: Applications for Public Housing
  14. Full Video

Envisioning Site Resilience in Campus Style Housing
Speakers: Marc Wouters, Director of Urban Design, Stantec
Deborah Gans, Founder and Principal, Gans studio
Karen Kubey, Executive Director, Institute for Public Architecture

This session focuses on best practice site planning and stormwater management strategies to increase the resilience of campus style housing sites in the event of rain water events and major storms.

  1. Campus Style Housing Rain Strategies
  2. Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise
  3. Protecting Critical Systems
  4. Social Resilience Aided by Design
  5. Shelter in Place Strategy
  6. Multi-Purpose Flood Protection
  7. The “New York is My Home” and “Share What?!” Projects
  8. The “Journal of a Houser” and “9x18” Projects
  9. Q&A – Architects and Engineers Working Together
  10. Q&A – Feasibility of Stormwater Management Strategies

Building a Prepared Community through Resident Engagement: Voices from the Field
Speakers: Nancy Ortiz, Vladeck Houses Tenant Association
David Cohen, Shorefront Y
Rev. Terry Troia, Project Hospitality
Carrie Gadsen, Ed Tyree, Theresa Davis, Gowanus Houses Tenant Association

A collaboration with the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), this panel of resident and community leaders discusses strategies to support and cultivate resident leadership for successful disaster response and recovery.

  1. What is a Community Emergency Response Team?
  2. Why are Resident Associations Important?
  3. Know Your Generators and Boilers
  4. Shelter Locations
  5. Building the Go Bag
  6. Understand Civic Leadership in a Community
  7. Identify Cultural Diversity in a Community 
  8. Understand Social and Economic Issues in a Community 
  9. Perceptions of a Place Post-Storm
  10. The Importance of the Community Center
  11. Working with NYCHA on Repairs
  12. The Need for Low Cost Wi-Fi
  13. Block by Block Organizing Structure
  14. The Importance of Block Captains in Diverse Neighborhoods
  15. How to Build Resilient Housing and Protect the Integrity of the Neighborhood

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
Speakers: Lindsay Goldman, New York Academy of Medicine
Rupal Sanghvi, Health x Design
Donald Manning, Jewish Association Serving the Aging

This session features discussion about how affordable multifamily housing providers that serve seniors can strengthen resident engagement and preparedness for their most vulnerable residents. 

  1. A Socio-Demographic Profile of Older People in NYC
  2. Results of Focus Group on Older People after Hurricane Sandy
  3. Why do the Same Conditions Arise after Every Disaster?
  4. Suggestions for Housing Owners to Prepare Their Tenants for a Disaster
  5. Addressing the Needs of the Most Vulnerable
  6. How to Lessen the Impact on a System of Response During a Disaster
  7. Describe the Elderly Population
  8. What to do if You Lose Your Paper File System
  9. Staff as First Responders
  10. How do You Get Your Tenants Engaged?
  11. Describe the OEM Ready NY Packet and the “I’m OK” Flyer

Flood Perimeter Protection
Speakers: William Zoeller, Steven Winter Associates
Gita Nandan, Thread Collective
Zully Rolan and Angel Rodriguez, Fifth Avenue Collective

This session focuses on flood mitigation solutions for multifamily properties in New York City. Panelists discuss strategies for permanent and temporary flood mitigation using green infrastructure solutions such as berms, swales, and green roofs as well as hard infrastructure solutions like flood gates and flood doors as well as temporary solutions.

  1. What is Green Infrastructure?
  2. The Dangers of Inland Flooding
  3. What are the Co-Benefits of Green Infrastructure?
  4. Three Major Strategies of Perimeter Protection
  5. Important Points About Building Perimeters
  6. How is the Fifth Avenue Committee Preparing for the Next Storm?
  7. Temporary vs. Permanent Solutions
  8. Issues with Large-Scale Water Barriers
  9. Water Management and Barriers for NYC
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