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The Hurricane Sandy Task Force is pleased to launch REBUILD BY DESIGN, a multi-stage regional design competition to promote resilience for the Sandy-affected region. The goal of the competition is two-fold: to promote innovation by developing regionally-scalable but locally-contextual solutions that increase resilience in the region, and to implement selected proposals with both public and private funding dedicated to this effort. The competition also represents a policy innovation by committing to set aside HUD Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funding specifically to incentivize implementation of winning projects and proposals. Examples of design solutions are expected to range in scope and scale – from large-scale green infrastructure to small-scale residential resiliency retrofits. The competition process will also strengthen our understanding of regional interdependencies, fostering coordination and resilience both at the local level and across the US.

The Task Force issued a Request for Qualifications on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Responses must be sent to rebuildbydesign@hud.govno later than 5:00 pm on Friday, July 19, 2013. For more information, including the competition process and rules, please read the Design Brief  here (UPDATED ON 6/25). Frequently asked questions will be continually updated here

Please direct any questions to rebuildbydesign@hud.govand stay tuned to this website for updates.