South Bronx Community Resiliency Agenda
Kresge Foundation and the Urban Opportunity Initiative
The Point CDC, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC EJA), South Bronx Unite, Mothers on the Move, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Rocking the Boat, Nos Quedamos, and New York Restoration Project
Ellen Neises is a member of the South Bronx Community Resiliency Agenda (SBCRA), a long-term planning project led by NYC EJA and The Point, to engage South Bronx communities in creating a comprehensive climate resiliency agenda and plan to strengthen both the physical and social resiliency of the South Bronx. The project was conceived as an extension of community-based collaborative work on Hunts Point Lifelines—a means to increase the scale of the resiliency effort to all areas of the South Bronx, and to develop components of the Lifelines plan. We contribute to the South Bronx Community Resiliency Agenda through analysis, planning and design. Studio research efforts like the Bronx Biolab, in collaboration with South Bronx Unite, are conceived to explore questions and develop plans for priorities identified by the SBCRA. Our design and planning work is shared with the wider community at public events like Mott Haven’s City of Water Day.