PennPraxis

  • Integrated flood protection for working waterways

  • Integrated flood protection for working waterways

  • Integrated flood protection for working waterways

HUNTS POINT LIFELINES

HUNTS POINT LIFELINES builds on assets and opportunities of regional importance, and a coalition of national leaders in community environmental action, business and labor, to create a flood protection park for a working waterfront that is a model of social, economic, and physical resilience in the poorest U.S. Congressional District. HUD and the City of New York have so far allocated $45 million for a pilot phase of the project, and the Rockefeller Foundation selected PennDesign / OLIN as one of 4 Global Resiliency Innovators for its design and engagement work in Hunts Point. The PennDesign / OLIN team was led by Ellen Neises of PennPraxis and Richard Roark of OLIN, and supported by HR&A Advisors, eDesign Dynamics, McLaren Engineering Group, Level Infrastructure, Barreto Bay Strategies, Phillip Habib & Associates, and Buro Happold.

Team

Ellen Neises, Adjunct Associate Professor, Executive Director, PennPraxis