Perkins+Will to Host Fast Company Innovation Festival Session in New York City on Nov. 1

Session Focuses on How to Create Resilient Cities – Socially, Economically, and Environmentally

Perkins+Will will host an interactive, hands-on workshop focused on planning and designing resilient cities during the 2016 Fast Company Innovation Festival. Held at the firm’s New York office in the Union Square area of Manhattan, the session—“Designing for Everyone: A Problem-Solving Workshop with Perkins+Will”—will delve into the social, economic, and environmental aspects of resilience that, when appropriately addressed, can create better communities and better lives for the people living in them.

Using Perkins+Will’s resilience work in Atlantic City as a case study, participants will apply the firm’s S.E.E. Framework, in combination with their own ideas, to brainstorm actionable solutions for Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood—currently at the heart of a controversial rezoning and revitalization plan by the City, and the topic of much public debate. The workshop will be led by Perkins+Will’s Global Resilience Director Janice Barnes and Global Healthcare and Sustainability Leader Robin Guenther.

Back this year by popular demand after 2015’s wildly successful session on the same topic, the workshop will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For tickets and more information, visit