Hoboken: One Year After Sandy
When Rebecca Solnit wrote her book on the resiliency of communities during disasters, she titled it, A Paradise Built in Hell. Time and again, when communities are faced with such hardships, they come together in compassion, innovate and find new ways to solve problems and meet common needs.
On October 29, 2013, the Hoboken community will commemorate the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Stevens Institute of Technology, in partnership with the Hoboken Historical Museum, invite all members of the community to come together and reflect on the Sandy experience, the lessons learned for the future, and the innovations and outcomes that emerged from this intense event.
This program will include scientific and public policy discussions in an afternoon panel with leading academic and federal agency representatives followed by an evening performance highlighting the profound effect of Sandy on this community. We invite all Hoboken residents to submit proposals for 10-minute presentations of their unique experiences by clicking the “Share My Story” button on the right. Selected presenters will have the opportunity to tell their story during the evening section.
We welcome you to our campus to take part in the day’s activities and encourage you to extend the invitation to family, friends and colleagues. For questions about the event, please contact the Hoboken Historical Museum at 201-656-2240.
Schedule of Events
1:00 – 3:00 pm
After Hurricane Sandy: Lessons Learned for Bolstering Infrastructure Resilience
Dr. Michael Bruno, Dean of the Stevens Schaefer School of Engineering and Science, and Dr. Alan Blumberg, Director of the Stevens Center for Maritime Systems, will lead a panel discussion on new research findings and public policy developments. Panel members include leading academic researchers and federal agency officials:
Light refreshments served following the discussion.
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Sandy in Hoboken: Reflections on Our Community’s Experience
An evening performance featuring members of the Hoboken community will depict our Sandy experience, acknowledging the destructive toll of Sandy’s impact in our City, and celebrating our community’s innovations and resiliency in coping with the ensuing challenges.
The program will also feature information about support services available to the community, including counseling support and technical assistance for hurricane preparedness.
Dessert reception to follow at the Babbio Atrium.