Mindy Fullilove, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Richard Plunz, Columbia University GSAPP
Damon Rich, City of Newark Office of Urban Design
Hilary Sample, Columbia University GSAPP
Smashing into housing, health, power, and transportation infrastructures, the historic storm Sandy upended lives and evicted entire communities overnight. Most of the conversations on recovery that followed focused the urban landscape—but what about the mental and somatic ones? In this discussion, urban design and public health experts address the challenges of collective stress and anxiety, and speculate on new ideas toward wellness in rebuilding the New York and New Jersey region.