Structural Engineers Association of New York

ASCE & STRAAM Group present: “A City Shocked into the Future. Learning from Christchurch, New Zealand”

09 Nov 2015 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

When: Wednesday, 11th November 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Admission free.

Where: General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. 20 West 44th Street, NYC, NY, 10036

Sponsored by: STRAAM Group., 40 Wall Street, NY, NY and Forensic Engineering Technical Group of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Distinguished Speakers: Ms. Margot Christeller and Dr. Alan Jeary AO, PhD, FIStructE

Margot Christeller spent 18 months as Deputy General Manager of the Infrastructure Rebuild team at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and then an additional 18 months at CERA supporting the work to refresh the governance, leadership and funding frameworks to meet the collective needs of the city to survive and recover. Margot is visiting NYC, Washington DC and San Francisco to continue her engagement, at their invitation, with urban development and recovery agencies such as the UNDP, World Bank and the City of San Francisco.

Context – What happened? 6.3 earthquake and 30 major aftershocks in a year. 

Observations -- What worked well and what we learned to prepare for the future.

Lessons learned/ Opportunities – Smart technology and building resilient cities.

Future -- What does this mean for other cities?

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