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COAD Launches Effort To Help Heal Hurricane Sandy Wounds

NJIT publicly launched a major initiative today to call upon the university’s myriad levels of expertise – design and architecture, urban planning and environmental engineering – to help the state recover from Hurricane Sandy.  A large group of students, professors and staff attended a town hall meeting in Weston Hall, the College of Architecture and Design, during which the Resilient Design, Post-Sandy Recovery initiative was discussed.  The initiative will focus on three things, said Thomas Dallessio, an adjunct professor and Resilient Design Project Manager: developing designs for resilient houses in urban, suburban and shore locations hit by the storm; creating a Center for Resilient Design at NJIT, which will share information with other universities and nonprofit groups; and organizing an Alternative Spring Break during which students, professors and alumni will help hurricane victims rebuild their houses in a sustainable and resilient way.