Gallery: Rebuild By Design Competition Winners Announced – $1 Billion A...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) just unveiled six winning proposals for the Rebuild by Design competition developed to increase the New York-New Jersey region's climate change resiliency after Superstorm Sandy. Nearly $1 billion in federal funding is being awarded to implement the projects, the largest of which will be a protective system in lower Manhattan to shield against floods and stormwater. The "Big U" project is set to receive $335 million to implement the first phase of the proposal, which will create an earthen "bridging berm" at East River Park.

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